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  1. How providers make policy : An analysis of everyday conversation in a welfare office.

    Article - En anglais

    Recent analyses of public policy have focused on the bureaucratic encounter as a location for the co-production of policy by providers and recipients of various forms of public assistance.

    In this article I examine a different kind of co-production, namely that which occurs among welfare providers in their everyday conversations with each other.

    Drawing on a 17-month ethnographic study of recipients and providers of welfare (Aid to Families with Dependent Children. and food stamps) in the USA.

    I explore providers'co-productive activities in a context in which strict official lines are drawn between policy formation and implementation.

    This division of labour, which characterizes providers'place in the welfare bureaucracy, creates an environment conducive to control-orientated rather than service-orientated provision, effectively precluding the establishment of a positive co-productive relationship between providers and recipients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Allocation ressource, Politique sanitaire, Prise décision, Attitude, Services sociaux, Bien être économique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resource allocation, Health policy, Decision making, Attitude, Social assistance, Welfare, United States, North America, America, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0313666

    Code Inist : 002B30A07C. Création : 27/11/1998.