Julie Le Mazier's scientific contributions

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Les recherches sur les membres de cabinets ministériels sous la V e République ont privilégié l'enquête prosopographique. Un rapide tour d'horizon de ces travaux révèle que cette méthode a permis d'analyser quatre phénomènes ou processus principaux : l'énarchisation des cabinets, les rapports de force entre classes dirigeantes, les ressources et fi...

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... (M.,34,ENA, Indeed, these people who have got accustomed, as a second nature, to personify the State when they work on-the-ground cannot accept to be downgraded to the level of ordinary civil servants, compelled to bustle about in the exiguous limits of an ordinary ministry, which they leave only to seat in RIM, the inter-departmental meetings held in Matignon Palace to negotiate the drafting of legislations and regulations (see Dulong et al. 2019), where they are expected to advocate for the limited 'sectorial' views and defend the 'sectorial' thus vested interests of the Interior only, whereas the representatives of the Prime Minister office and the ones of Bercy (Economy and Finance) are the only ones around the vast tables to be entitled to speak on behalf of 'the General Interest'-this almost synonym of 'the State' in French language. Therefore, it is easy to understand why the institutional culture of the Interior Ministry is so focused upon, or enshrined into the professional culture of the prefectoral corps: in the specific case of this department, insisting upon a more classic bureaucratic culture as a central administration would be, for the prefects who control (more or less) the top hierarchy of the ministry, to accept a silly capitis deminutio, a downgrading of their status to the one of an ordinary ministerial department just like the others, a 'sectorial' administration. ...
... In this section, I first discuss how research on ministerial staffers originally developed within countries within the Napoleonic administrative tradition where young, ambitious elites are groomed before joining the French civil service Rouban, 1997;Bellon, Collas & Mayance, 2018). Although the share of these ENA graduates has decreased somewhat over time, ministerial staffers continue to be highly educated as their elite education has diversified but not decreased (Alam et al., 2018). Despite these sociological continuities, one clear trend has transformed the composition of French ministerial offices: the feminization of their staff (Achin & Dulong, 2018). ...