BAUBY Pierre, Études, La Documentation française, préface de Marcel Boiteux, 2011, 232 p.

Service public, services publics

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Public services in France have a long tradition, which has defined their characteristics: accessibility, continuity, adaptability. Today they are facing upheavals due to technological changes, economic transformations and the demands of European construction. The crisis that began in 2008, with the new needs that it gave rise to, has further accentuated this need for permanent adaptation to increase their efficiency. Indeed, public services do not exist for their own sake or to accumulate profits, but to respond to the changing needs of all inhabitants, of each territory and of the various communities, to guarantee essential fundamental human rights, to develop social ties and solidarity. In this second, updated edition of what is already a classic, Pierre Bauby places the changes in public services in their national and European context and identifies avenues for reflection to help each reader-citizen understand the new challenges so that he can be a full player in his future in this area.

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

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Stéphane Rodrigues, Service public, services publics, December 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 40313, pp. 239-240

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