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The State, Legal Rigor, and the Poor

The Daily Practice of Welfare Control

Vincent Dubois

This article focuses on the means by which the state controls welfare recipients in France. The paradox of these actions, which are made in the name of legal rigor but are characterized by ambivalence and the discretionary power of grassroots agents, reveals the broader functioning of a government over the poor. These actions are based on the combination of a multitude of individual relationships, which, although unevenly coordinated, derive from the structural rationale of the post-welfare era. Individualization and uncertainty signal not so much a disaggregation of the state as a consistent mode of governance in which discretion and leeway accorded to street-level bureaucrats are necessary for the state to exert power over citizens' behaviors.

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Innovation in Protest Strategies of Ethiopian Immigrants’ Organizations in Israel

Adi Binhas

policymaking stages: formation, implementation, and evaluation ( Anderson 2006 ; Dye 2013 ). Innovative policy is defined as a process of constant change through review, evaluation, and amendment through legislation, later followed by administrative rule

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Book Reviews

Christopher Hill, Anna Bara, David Dettmann, Joseph Livesey, and Falk Huettmann

maintaining and employing the ice-breaking fleet, and the ambiguity of administrative rules represent major obstacles for the transition of the NSR into a reliable transportation route globally as well as a stable source of revenue and a source of pride for

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The Regime of Invisibility in Closed Spaces of Debate

How and Why Shale Gas Was Perceived as a Non-Problem for Almost a Year in France

Sébastien Chailleux and Philippe Zittoun

the administrative rules: I have always said we worked for the Secret Service because as long as it was going well, no one was interested. … Before the office manager came from the Corps des Mines, he was not a contractual geologist [like me]. Let