Reference : Reform of the Belgian Justice System: Changes to the Role of Jurisdiction Chief, the ...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/222017
Reform of the Belgian Justice System: Changes to the Role of Jurisdiction Chief, the Empowerment of Local Managers
English
Dupont, Emilie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Sociologie des ress. hum. et des systèmes institutionnels >]
Schoenaers, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Sociologie des ress. hum. et des systèmes institutionnels >]
28-Dec-2017
Laws
MDPI
7
1-16
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2075-471X
Bâle
Suisse
[en] Justice ; Reform ; Management ; Empowerment ; Jurisdiction chief ; Local manager
[en] The last waves of reform that affected, and continue to affect, the Belgian legal system
led to an injunction for increased responsibility on the part of local managers, the jurisdiction
chiefs. This tendency was initiated in the 1990s, with the introduction of a managerial logic into
the legal sphere, whereby local initiatives took precedence in the absence of any clear and binding
direction. The 2014 reform project, through its three constituent pillars, led to the strengthening of
this logic, to the point where it became an important subject. The jurisdiction chiefs were therefore
confronted with a new type of responsibility in that they became responsible for the dissemination of managerial discourse within their local body, for the implementation of change, and, consequently, for the success of this change, while at the same time, being confronted by a state and by political authorities that preferred to take a back-seat role. By observing, from an exploratory perspective, the developments caused by this transformational dynamic with regard to the role and function of the jurisdiction chiefs, our contribution highlights the wide range of receptions and appropriations of the reform project, and the concepts supporting the founding trio of pillars, based on five emerging, empirically-established subjects.
Centre de recherche et d'interventions sociologiques
BELSPO - SPP Politique scientifique - Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique scientifique
Programme BRAIN.be - Projet Justice And Management
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/222017
http://www.mdpi.com/2075-471X/7/1/2

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