Public organizations, stakeholders and the construction of publicness. Claims and defence of authority in public action

Abstract : This article seeks to highlight the conditions in which organizations with different levels of ‘publicness’ interact in the framework of policy-making. In France, decision making and implementation is shared among public, semi-public and private organizations. The specific responsibility and influence of public organizations within institutional collective action however is a source of ambiguity. It becomes therefore a matter of political authority for public organizations to invest in the structuring of public problems and policies. The case analysed here shows that the publicness of implemented policies is a construction which stakeholders may try to influence. Responses by public organizations show that publicness does not only relate to the plurality of organizational forms but also to the existence of a form of hierarchy within systems of governance themselves.
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David Demortain. Public organizations, stakeholders and the construction of publicness. Claims and defence of authority in public action . Public Administration, Wiley, 2004, 82 (4). ⟨hal-01276258⟩

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