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Les géomètres de la sphère administrative : socio-histoire d’un mouvement réformateur internationalisé dans l’entre-deux-guerres

Abstract : This article deals with the emergence, within the Interwar period, of a political project aimed at bringing about an administrative reform based on a science of public administration. This study is also part of the attempt to contribute to the development, at the international level, of a body of mutually recognized intellectual categories. The administrative facts are therefore presented as specific social facts. It is the Administration as a whole – whether it be public or private – which must serve as the object of reform. This administrative reform defends the existence of a new set of professionals in the service of a more centralised and efficient administrative work. The purpose of the reform is both the creation of a new profession as well as a new universal model of administration. The paper pays particular attention to the obstacles faced by the reformers. In the 1930s, the reform fell victim to the geopolitical context which prevented the autonomisation of a real international community centered on the circulation of administrative models and tools.
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Renaud Payre. Les géomètres de la sphère administrative : socio-histoire d’un mouvement réformateur internationalisé dans l’entre-deux-guerres. Revue française d'administration publique, ENA, 2017, pp.133-146. ⟨10.3917/rfap.161.0133⟩. ⟨halshs-01623349⟩

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