The new custodians of the state : programmatic elites in French society /

"The New Custodians of the State uses contemporary France to reassess sociological theories of political and policymaking elites. Based on detailed case studies drawn from social policy and national defense sectors, it concludes that a new type of sectorally-based elite has risen to prominence...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Genieys, William
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2010.
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Comparative approaches to an elite-centered understanding of politics and policy
  • 2. Backgrounds and careers : the professional construction of a policy elite
  • 3. Choosing social welfare : why do elites specialize?
  • 4. Elite trajectories in the social policy sector
  • 5. From program to policy : the affirmation of new custodians of the state
  • 6. Leclerc, or "the best tank in the world" : changing definitions of elite success
  • 7. The end of conscription : elite competition and the limits of influence
  • General conclusion For a comparative sociology of programmatic elites.