• Sociology
  • Published 2018

“May 68”: A window of opportunity for a senior official on the sidelines

@inproceedings{DormoyRajramanan2018May6A,
  title={“May 68”: A window of opportunity for a senior official on the sidelines},
  author={Christelle Dormoy-Rajramanan},
  year={2018}
}
Based on archives, interviews, and testimonies, this study aims to follow the trajectory of Jacques de Chalendar, a senior official from the Finance Inspectorate during the French “May 68” events. This Gaullist aristocrat, at the time in disgrace, took advantage of the crisis situation to become an expert on the matter of university reform. He succeeded in being recruited into the two cabinets of the National Ministry of Education that had replaced the initial one. This individual case… CONTINUE READING