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Praktyki administracyjne wobec bezrobotnych w Polsce

Abstract : This PhD thesis discusses what is actually done in the name of unemployment policy in Poland. It demonstrates how street-level bureaucrats in Public Employment Services (PES) translate official objectives and formal rules into practices and it identifies elements that structure their actions towards people, who register as unemployed. The study concern ‘people-processing’ – to use a notion of Jeffrey Prottas (1979): i.e. operations which consist in transforming people with heterogeneous biographies and life situations into subjects who are legible, subjected to standardised categorisation and measurable. The analysis gives critical insight into changes of welfare state with respect to social rights of unemployed and their accessibility, mechanisms of reproduction of inequalities through PES and technologies of control of both street-level bureaucrats and the unemployed. The results are based on several researches conducted between 2007 and 2014 in 5 local PES, which were complemented by a vast documentary analysis. Fieldwork consisted of 111 in-depth interviews conducted mainly with street-level bureaucrats and people, who were currently or previously registered as unemployed. The study also covered administrative documents, daily working tools (such as individual action plans, data basis, activation textbook, etc.), spatial organisation of the offices and it was supplemented by short observations. The additional documentary analysis included legal acts since 1989, public statistics and other official documents concerning labour market policy.
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Karolina Sztandar-Sztanderska. Praktyki administracyjne wobec bezrobotnych w Polsce. Sociology. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po; Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2015. Polish. ⟨NNT : 2015IEPP0017⟩. ⟨tel-03645007⟩

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