The Politics of Social Action in Morocco

This paper analyses the attitudes of public sector professionals toward work in order to understand how a neoliberal policy orientation in Morocco has affected the relationship between social identity and political practice. The paper suggests that policy reforms have undermined the associ...

Ausführliche Beschreibung

Gespeichert in:
1. Verfasser: Shana Cohen
Format: Zeitschriftenartikel
Sprache:Englisch
Veröffentlicht: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2014
Ausgabe:http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2014.2.1324
Schlagworte:
Online Zugang:meta-journal.net
Tags: Tag hinzufügen
Keine Tags, Fügen Sie den ersten Tag hinzu!
Zusammenfassung:This paper analyses the attitudes of public sector professionals toward work in order to understand how a neoliberal policy orientation in Morocco has affected the relationship between social identity and political practice. The paper suggests that policy reforms have undermined the association between social identity and the nation-based social and political purpose of public institutions and instigated new dependence in self-identification and political practice on relations with low-income service users. Professionals no longer act to preserve a conceptual identification like the middle class, instead finding political and social meaning through demonstrating the capacity to defy institutional rules and policy expectations of behaviour.
ISSN:2196-629X
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2014.2.1324