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L'évaluation des politiques publiques dans une France décentralisée. Institutions, marché et professionnels

Abstract : Traditionally regarded as the final phase in public policy, programme evaluation remains relatively absent from political science research. Nevertheless, evaluation constitutes a valid signpost of the contemporary recompositioning of politics. Baring the mechanisms of the legitimacy of governing bodies and the rationalisation of public action, evaluation has provided researchers a complementaryreading of the dissemination of neo-managerial theories since the 1980s. By taking infranational space as my subject, I will attempt in this research to contribute to a political sociology focused explicitly on programme evaluation. As regards the French case, I will demonstrate that evaluation is embodied in centralised state institutions that delineate and then diffuse it to local governments through incentive systems and public awareness campaigns carried out by their delegations. We are therefore witnessing the stabilisation of a consultancy market in which evaluation both constitutes a specific and strategic product for penetrating public administration and provides new opportunities to diversify client portfolios for consulting firms that deploy it. From this institutional trade and development a "professional milieu" is progressively emerging and giving rise to the specialisation of public and private actors that collectively gather together to defend their interests.
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Nicolas Matyjasik. L'évaluation des politiques publiques dans une France décentralisée. Institutions, marché et professionnels. Science politique. Université de Bordeaux; Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV; Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux; SPIRIT, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00543239⟩

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