Government bureaucrats in a postmodern world : expectations, identity, and attacks
- This dissertation is comprised of three distinct papers that address how identity creation processes affect occupational choice and workplace behaviors in the US public sector. The first paper investigates public service motivation (PSM) as the dominant rationale for choosing public sector work among educated bureaucrats. In the second paper, I examine how white-collar public workers construct their own workplace identities. Specifically, I investigate how white-collar bureaucrats' workplace identities reflect the increasing professionalization of white-collar public sector work relative to the existing union structure in public agencies. In the final paper, as in the first two, I explore the ways in which identity, values, and context explain generational stratification in mobilization patterns among white-collar, government bureaucrats, despite their connection to unions as mobilizing structures. Specifically, I look at mobilization against Wisconsin's Act 10 and Minnesota's state government shutdown, as a means for understanding differential recruitment within these preexisting mobilization networks.
|Type of resource
|electronic; electronic resource; remote
|1 online resource.
|Benditt, Lauren C
|Stanford University, Department of Sociology.
|Grusky, David B
|Grusky, David B
|Statement of responsibility
|Lauren C. Benditt.
|Submitted to the Department of Sociology.
|Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2016.
- © 2016 by Lauren Claire Benditt
- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).
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