Evelyn Z. Brodkin, University of Chicago

Associate Professor Chicago, Illinois e-brodkin@uchicago.edu

Bio/Research

Evelyn Brodkin, Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration and a scholar of public policy and management, examines the history, experiences, and contradictions of U.S. efforts to address poverty and inequality. Her research investigates political conflicts over social poli...

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Bio/Research

Evelyn Brodkin, Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration and a scholar of public policy and management, examines the history, experiences, and contradictions of U.S. efforts to address poverty and inequality. Her research investigates political conflicts over social policy, how street-level organizations mediate policy and politics, and, the spread of workfare-style arrangements around the world.

She takes up these issues in her new co-edited book, Work and the Welfare State: Street-Level Organizations and Workfare Politics (Georgetown University Press, 2013), which investigates the politics and practices of the workfare in six countries. In addition, research examining the street-level organizations that bring policy to people has led to a series of publications, including, most recently, "Reflections on Street-Level Bureaucracy: Past, Present, and Future" (Public Administration Review, 2012) and a special symposium, "Putting Street-Level Organizations First: New Directions for Research" (Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2011).


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