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Dépasser les tensions entre valeurs : un défi pour les cadres de services publics français et leurs écoles de formation

Abstract : While there is universal recognition of their important role in the functioning of administrations and for the motivation of public officials, the values that serve as a reference for the public service are witnessing a change in the way they are understood and implemented in practice, particularly with regard to the new requirements of public management. The analysis developed in this article centres on the interplay between various dimensions relating to the perception and use of the key values of the French civil service and highlights the tensions that prevail despite the apparent preservation of the axiological reference universe of those concerned. It raises the question of the role of schools in the training of values management. It draws on the results of a survey conducted in France by the network of civil service schools (Réseau des écoles de service public; RESP) among managers undergoing training and their teachers and supervisory staff. Points for practitioners The study shows that organizations that are responsible for the initial or continuing training of civil servants offer a breeding ground for the (re)production of public service values. However, for civil service managers to be able to deal with the potential tensions between values (no clear hierarchy, apparent contradictions) it is necessary to develop their capacities for reflective analysis and practical application that will allow a critical distance and promote a contextualized ethical approach.
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Fabrice Larat, Christian Chauvigné. Dépasser les tensions entre valeurs : un défi pour les cadres de services publics français et leurs écoles de formation. Revue internationale des sciences administratives, IISA (Institut international des sciences administratives), 2017, 83 (3), pp.475. ⟨10.3917/risa.833.0475⟩. ⟨hal-03616660⟩



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