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Si près, si loin du politique : L'univers professionnel des permanents socialistes à l'épreuve de la managérialisation

Abstract : To what extent can a political party be managed like a commercial business? This article addresses this question by means of a sociological study of the low-ranking staff of a political party, dwelling on recent challenges that have been faced by both the leaders of the Socialist Party and its full-time employees. For almost fifteen years, business has served as the model for different modernization programs undertaken by the Socialist Party, deeply transforming not only working conditions but also the recruitment of staff. Confronted with the effects of this managerialization movement, the staff has in turn adopted the tone and tools of traditional labor movement. Informed by nostalgia for the militant political solidarity that characterized the highpoints of the Socialist Party's history, their struggle reveals the staff's incapacity to slow down the process of depoliticization (through the division of labor in both productive work and services, or the outsourcing of political missions) of the full-time staff of these politically oriented enterprises.
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Philippe Aldrin. Si près, si loin du politique : L'univers professionnel des permanents socialistes à l'épreuve de la managérialisation. Politix, De Boeck Supérieur, 2007, pp.25-52. ⟨halshs-00512267⟩

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