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La fabrique politique des politiques publiques

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Abstract

Far from being rendered defenceless when faced with inextricable problems such as inequality, unemployment, poverty, precarious situations or global warming, governments continuously increase the policy proposals for new action, reforms or transformation. Nevertheless, their inability to solve problems which is occasionally penalised by democratic voting or by changeovers does not challenge the political system itself.

To understand this astonishing political stability within a disordered world, Philippe Zittoun looks at the “policymaking process” less as an expert activity involving problem solving, than as a political activity which defines, propagates and imposes a public policy proposal so as to “restore order” within society.

Based on a significant study as well as on surveys carried out at the heart of this policymaking process, this innovative approach to public policy makes it possible to better understand policymakers’ activities as true modern Sisyphuses.

Résumé

Loin de désarmer devant des phénomènes aussi inextricables que l’inégalité, le chômage, la précarité ou le réchauffement climatique, les gouvernements multiplient inlassablement les propositions d’actions nouvelles, de réformes ou de transformations. Or, leur incapacité à résoudre les problèmes, parfois sanctionnée par le vote démocratique et par l’alternance, n’aboutit pas pour autant à une remise en cause du système politique lui-même.
Pour comprendre cette surprenante stabilité politique dans un monde à ce point en désordre, Philippe Zittoun examine le processus de « fabrique des solutions », moins comme un travail expert de résolution de problèmes que comme une activité politique qui contribue à définir, à propager et à imposer une proposition de politique publique pour « remettre en ordre » la société.
S’appuyant sur un important travail de recherche et d’enquêtes menées au coeur de ce processus, cette approche nouvelle de l’action publique permet de mieux comprendre l’activité de nos gouvernants, véritables Sisyphes des temps modernes.


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