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LIPSKY+CHAPTERS+1+through+4 - L IPSKY CHAPTERS 1-4 L ipsky...

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LIPSKY CHAPTERS 1-4 Lipsky questions 1. Who are street level bureaucrats/ what do they have in common? 2. What is their impact on citizens/ why does Lipsky say that they serve as mediators of citizens’ constitutional relationship to the state? 3. Why do SLB’s have greater influence over the poor? 4. Why does the debate on social reform/ debate on public service expenditure focus on SLB’s? 5. How do SLB’s serve as agents of social control 6. Why are they given so much discretion? 7. Lipsky describes the relationship between workers and managers as one of conflict and also mutual depend; what does he mean? 1. Who are street level bureaucrats/ what do they have in common? Who are they? Street Level Bureaucracies: schools, police, welfare departments, lower courts, legal service offices, and other agencies whose workers interact with and have wide discretion over the dispensation of benefits or allocation of public sanctions Teachers, cops/ law enforcement personnel, social workers, judges, public lawyers/ other court officials, health workers, other public employees who grant access to government programs and provide services Preface Purpose of the book Thesis: Street level bureaucrats make public policy Conflict
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Compromise o Clients o Discretion o Comparative Approach
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