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Le design est-il soluble dans l'administration? Trois trajectoires d'institutionnalisation de l'innovation publique


  • Emmanuel Coblence


  • Elsa Vivant

    () (LATTS - Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This article explores the institutionalization process – through a specific organizational setting – of public policy design. Our analysis is based on the empirical study of three apparatuses of public innovation at three different administrative scales in France (National state, Region, Department). Beyond similar characteristics of emergence, we show that the anchoring, development and legitimacy of theses IOT (Innovation-Oriented Teams) largely depend on organizational tactics. Above all, their institutionalization relies on a process of "metabolization" of design methods that is contingent to each IOT and that allows them to enrole key actors such as elected representatives and managers. We conclude by highlighting the pragmatic and careful aspects of their strategy – and their plastic approach of design – that enables them to move forward to a hybridization of public bureaucracies.

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  • Emmanuel Coblence & Elsa Vivant, 2017. "Le design est-il soluble dans l'administration? Trois trajectoires d'institutionnalisation de l'innovation publique," Post-Print halshs-01563840, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01563840
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