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Politicians, Bureaucrats and Leadership in Organizations

Lessons from Regional Planning in France


Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. June Burnham
    Pages 24-44
  3. June Burnham
    Pages 137-170
  4. June Burnham
    Pages 171-207
  5. June Burnham
    Pages 208-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-261

About this book


This is the first book in English on the French agency DATAR-DIACT that has been the envy of regional planners worldwide. It sheds new light on political leadership in a bureaucracy and demonstrates convincingly the impact of political leaders on institutions. It is a study of France with lessons for other political and administrative systems.


bureaucracy Institution planning Policy regional planning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.June Burnham & AssociatesHolland
  2. 2.European GovernmentMiddlesex UniversityUK

About the authors

JUNE BURNHAM is a researcher and consultant on the organization of public services and was formerly Senior Lecturer in European Government at Middlesex University, UK. She has published books and articles on French regional policy, British public management, and transport policy in Britain and Europe.

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