TITLE

Race, Respect, and Red Tape: Inside the Black Box of Racially Representative Bureaucracies

AUTHOR(S)
Watkins-Hayes, Celeste
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 21 Issue suppl_2, pi233
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a study on the role of race, respect, and red tape in public institutions. It says that, in the concept of racially representative bureaucracy theory, bureaucratic workforce from socially disadvantaged groups influences the outcomes of clients who share their racial status. However, referencing the case of black and Latino clients of welfare institutions, it states that racial or ethnic identity is mediated through organizational dynamics. It mentions that restrictive application of "red tape" generate strong boundaries in bureaucrat-client relationships, while negative treatment results from the lack of respect shown to a minority client.
ACCESSION #
59688577

 

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