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Le pouvoir régional
Mobilisations, décentralisation et gouvernance en France
Regional Power
Mobilisation, decentralisation and governance in France
Romain Pasquier
The process of decentralisation is progressing all over Europe. France is no exception. The author analyses the rise of the regions and offers a new perspective on contemporay France, where local actors play an increasing role in public legislation.



Les ambassadeurs
Ambassadors
Marie-Christine Kessler
What purpose do ambassadors serve? After a historical retrospective beginning in the Third Republic, the author shows that in spite of all these changes, the profession of ambassador has conserved its specificity and its usefulness.



Démocratie au village
La pratique du pouvoir à Rioz en Franche-Comté depuis la Révolution
Democracy in the village
Power practices at Rioz in Franche-Comté since the revolution
Jean-Marcel Jeanneney
This book recounts how and by whom authority was exercised in a rural commune from 1789 to the present, and the way a village - Rioz, in eastern France - governed itself in the course of local, regional, and national events.



Gouverner la ville par projet
Urbanisme et gouvernance des villes européennes
Governing the City by Project
Urbanism and Governance in European Cities
Gilles Pinson
Gilles Pinson retraces the origins of large-scale urban projects of Marseille, Nantes, Venice, Turin, Manchester and analyses their impact on urbanism and urban governance.



Le façonnage des élites de la République
Culture générale et haute fonction publique
Shaping the Republic's Elite
General knowledge and top civil service
Claire Oger
Two fundamental questions: that of a republican meritocracy founded more on an archaic social model than on acquired knowledge, and that of the possibility of reforming these graduate programs so strongly anchored in the blueprint of their founders...



L'Élite des politiques de l'État
The Elite of State Politics
William Genieys
William Genieys advances the thesis of the emergence of a state political elite...



La France en mutation 1980-2005
Changing France 1980 - 2005



Gouverner par les instruments
Instruments of Public Politics
Pierre Lascoumes, Patrick Le Galès
This book presents new analyses of public policy : it studies the technology of governance and more especially the instruments used for putting public policy into practice.



Gouverner, enfermer
La prison, un modèle indépassable ?
To govern, to imprison
Prison system, an unavoidable model ?
Philippe Artières, Pierre Lascoumes
This book offers original thought on penitentiary policies in different contexts and societies,which have one thing in common: they are caught up in telling and defining moments in our modern world - the fall of the Berlin wall, the end of apartheid...



La politique étrangère de la France
Acteurs et processus
Marie-Christine Kessler



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