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Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Peter Hupe, Peter Hupe, Michael Hill, and Aurèlien Buffat (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447313267
eISBN:
9781447313298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited volume provides a state of the art account of theory and research on modern street-level bureaucracy. For the first time gathering internationally leading scholars on the subject, the ... More


Policy Refiners and Street-Level Lesson Learners

Alastair Stark

in Public Inquiries, Policy Learning, and the Threat of Future Crises

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198831990
eISBN:
9780191869815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831990.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores agents who are influential in terms of inquiry lesson-learning but have not been examined before in inquiry literature. The key argument is that two types of agent—policy ... More


On-Line on the Front Line: FAME

Ian Mcloughlin, Rob Wilson, and Mike Martin

in Digital Government at Work: A Social Informatics Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557721
eISBN:
9780191761232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557721.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The social informatics perspective places ‘users’ at the centre of understanding the design and use of digital technologies. In this chapter we focus on one key group, the ‘street level bureaucrats’ ... More


The Missing “M Word”: Promoting Committed Co-Parenting

Jennifer M. Randles

in Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170307
eISBN:
9780231543170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170307.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter shows how the Thriving Families program sought to reconcile the tension between parents’ views of marriage as something they could not afford and the policy’s goal of promoting marriage ... More


Making Care Work: Training and Supervision in Home Care Agencies

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In making care into work, agencies justify their existence in the market as managing the predictable tensions that regularly arise in home care. Home care agencies build upon women’s familial ... More


Prosecutorial Discretion: A Mechanism for Balancing Competing Goals

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter untangles the tensions leading to, and at times undermining, the use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement. In response to the mounting immigration crisis and in the ... More


Lost and Found: The "Missing Girls" in Rural China

John James Kennedy and Yaojiang Shi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917425
eISBN:
9780190917463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917425.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Between 1979 and 2010 local leaders and rural families across China concealed the existence of millions of girls from government officials and the national census. The single child policy (1979–2015) ... More


Mutations

Nina Holm Vohnsen

in The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How Implementation Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526101341
eISBN:
9781526128539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 2 portrays Active – Back Sooner as ‘it’ starts to disintegrate. It shows how upon arrival in one of the municipal units charged with the implementation of the trial, the original project ... More


Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan, and Els Sol

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book traces the radical reform of the Australian, UK, and Dutch public employment services systems. Starting with major changes from 1998, this book examines how each national system has moved ... More


Multiplications

Nina Holm Vohnsen

in The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How Implementation Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526101341
eISBN:
9781526128539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 3 explores how the temporarily united interests and viewpoints that had found a common ground in the proposal for the trial continued to live on and produce new versions of Active – Back ... More


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