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Author Burnham, June

Title Politicians, bureaucrats and leadership in organizations : lessons from regional planning in France / June Burnham
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 261 pages) : illustrations
Series French politics, society, and culture series
French politics, society, and culture series
Contents Political leaders and bureaucratic organizations -- Restructuring bureaucratic organisations -- Links to the leadership: positional or personal? -- Ensuring responsiveness, competence and loyalty -- Steering policy through administrative and financial tools -- Roads planning and funding -- Regionalization -- Lessons from regional planning in France -- Appendix: Political leaders 1944-2008
Summary Politicians, bureaucrats and leadership in organizations is the first book-length study of the French regional agency DATAR-DIACT. At one level, it is a story of the interactions and infighting of political leaders and the bureaucrats as they develop an ambitious regional development policy from the Vichy wartime period to the present day. At another level, it sheds new light on a topic of importance to theoreticians and practitioners alike: political leadership in a bureaucracy. It shows how French political leaders exercise or not their constitutional and political powers, to control government organisation, appointments and funds, and to modify public policies, such as road-building or regionalisation, according to their own interests. Innovative and transferable methodological techniques demonstrate convincingly, chapter by chapter, the impact of political leaders on institutions. It is a study of France that can be applied to other political and administrative systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject France. Délégation à l'aménagement du territoire et à l'action régionale.
France. Délégation à l'aménagement du territoire et à l'action régionale.
Regional planning -- France
Political leadership -- France -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
Political leadership.
Politics and government
Regional planning.
France -- Politics and government.
France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230233829
0230233821
1349302740
9781349302741