Bureaucratic Manoeuvres: The Contested Administration of the Unemployed (Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy) (Hardcover)

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In Bureaucratic Manoeuvres, John Grundy examines profound transformations in the governance of unemployment in Canada. While policy makers previously approached unemployment as a social and economic problem to be addressed through macroeconomic policies, recent labour market policy reforms have placed much more emphasis on the supposedly deficient employability of the unemployed themselves, a troubling shift that deserves close, critical attention.

Tracing a behind-the-scenes history of public employment services in Canada, Bureaucratic Manoeuvres shows just how difficult it has been for administrators and frontline staff to govern unemployment as a problem of individual employability. Drawing on untapped government records, it sheds much-needed light on internal bureaucratic struggles over the direction of labour market policy in Canada and makes a key contribution to Canadian political science, economics, public administration, and sociology.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781487504472
ISBN-10: 1487504470
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: January 24th, 2019
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy