Bureaucracy and World View

Studies in the Logic of Official Interpretation

Elliott Leyton (Author), Don Handelman (Author) 

Handelman studies several social workers' interpretation of the facts brought to their attention regarding a case of suspected child abuse, and the effects their perceptions had on their decision-making. Leyton examines the Workmen's Compensation Board and shows how clashes in world view cause conflicting interpretations of rules between officials administering compensation and the miners receiving it.

ISERBooks. Hardcover. Published in 1978. 145 pages. ISBN 0-919666-15-9.

$19.95 CAD

Subjects: AnthropologyAtlantic CanadaBureaucracy and PolicyCulture, Politics, and IdentityLabourNewfoundland and Labrador StudiesSociety and Environment