The Old Ecole Tie

Elites in French Society: The Politics of Survival

by Ezra N. Suleiman

Class and Status in France: Economic Change and Social Immobility, 1945-1975

by Jane Marceau
The young Frenchman near the top of his class at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration can expect to enter the Inspection des Finances, most prestigious of the grands corps de l’état. As a young inspecteur, he will be assigned to a series of jobs analyzing and administering economic and financial policy …