Bureaucratic Manoeuvres: The Contested Administration of the Unemployed

University of Toronto Press
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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.

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About the author

John Grundy is a research officer in the School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University.

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Publisher
University of Toronto Press
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Published on
Mar 14, 2019
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781487530259
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
Political Science / World / Canadian
Social Science / Sociology / General
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