Thomas Alam'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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... 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). ...