Innovative Public Services and the Dynamics of Territory
Innovative public services owe to de-centralized social initiatives that
have two key characteristics, their localization and their purpose. The
initiatives develop in response to collective expectations -frequently
implicit, sometimes explicit. They occur and emerge in a variety of areas
-health, employment, environment, etc. Currently, several PhDs' dissertations
are being carried out on these new forms of public services.
Scientific partnership with two Ministerial Departments (Justice and Urbanism) have highlighted mechanisms followed by such innovations and offered useful conclusions on Public Policies under transformation. One, one the public's access to information and rights in the case of an industrial catastrophe. The other study tackles the civil security problem, and raises a crucial issue: how to design organizational tools, in order to ground the global state approach to the problem of security at a local scale?