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Politics and public administration : the influence of electoral motives and ideology on the management of local public services

Abstract : This dissertation offers an empirical investigation of the links between the political sphere and the management of local public services in France. When they administer public services, local governments can decide either to provide a service in-house,or to externalize its management, and therefore conclude contracts with private entities.First, these public-private contracts are analyzed, and the major influence of mayors’ electoral motives on contractual renegotiations is revealed. Second, the drivers of the choice between internal provision and externalization of public services are studied. The political affiliation of successive mayors is found to be a major determinant of the proportion of public services provided in-house. Finally, the decision to provide one public service using simultaneously in-house provisionand externalization is studied, and it appears that this choice is more motivated by pragmatism rather than ideology. This dissertation contributes to add knowledge to the understanding of the management of local public services, and highlights the importance of political factors in the study of the latter.
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Zoé Le Squeren. Politics and public administration : the influence of electoral motives and ideology on the management of local public services. Business administration. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016PA01E008⟩. ⟨tel-01533699⟩

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