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Concours territoriaux et institutionnalisation de l'emploi public local (années 1970-années 2000)

Abstract : Focusing on competitive exams is a means to analyse how French local public employment gets unified despite its trend towards diversity as long as it also diverges from the state civil service and the private sector. Dealing with both sociology of work and political sociology, the dissertation combines fieldwork, archives and statistics. What are exams made of ? To what extend do they change employers' practices and employees' lives ? Theses questions are answered through four surveys : 1- law regarding competitive exams, 2- employers' ways to recruit and govern local civil servants, 3- examiners' work of selection, 4- applicants' careers, interactions and practices. In the end, I describe exams as institutions that deal with formal rationalization (Max Weber) along with skills and ethics. They partly achieve to unify the local public employment, but they also split employers and employees into unequal categories.
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Émilie Biland. Concours territoriaux et institutionnalisation de l'emploi public local (années 1970-années 2000). Science politique. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris - ENS Paris, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00484961⟩



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