Pouvoirs, revue française d'études constitutionnelle et politiques

Index des auteurs

Tous les numéros de Pouvoirs
Cliquez dans la liste pour accéder à un numéro.
Archives intégralement gratuites au-delà de 3 ans

La newsletter

version_mobile_du_site
Version mobile
groupe_facebook
Groupe Facebook
flux_rss
Flux RSS
alter_éco
Numéros papiers
lienSeuil
lienCairn
Version imprimable de cet article Version imprimable

Ministers’ powers - and their lack of them.

There is a significant difference between the high-profile position of ministers in pubhc life and in the media and the reality of their constitutional and administrative role. A minister is hedged about by constraints and limitations on his actions that leave him, in many respects, in a subordinate role. His authority over his department does not equal that of a company head over his firm. A minister may, however, enjoy a strong position as a source of political will, as a motor of innovation, and as an arbiter of major choices. The conditions necessary to achieve this are a strong political position, a proven administrative ability, a favourable political context, and talent as a media Communicator.

français

Référence électonique : Jacques RIGAUD, "Ministers’ powers - and their lack of them.", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°36, 36 - Le ministre, p.5-14 . Consulté le 2019-10-17 15:17:41 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/Ministers-powers-and-their-lack-of.html