Vincent Dubois SAGE (UMR 7363)
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  • The rise of surveillance and sanctions in the reformed welfare state

    Migrants and Solidarities, 25 February 2021, Aarhus University / UCL (online).

    See online : Video

  • “Relations between the lower classes and institutions: an ongoing research”

    Workshop Migration, Social Welfare and ‘Social Cohesion’, Université de Neuchatel, NCCR, January 28th-29th, 2021 (online).

  • Interview with Rachel Rosen

    Research program Migrants and solidarities: Negotiating deservingness in welfare micropublics, interview, 11 December 2020

    See online : ITW

  • When elective affinities foster europeanization

    How the active welfare state EU model and national policies for controlling the unemployed reinforced each other (1997-2005)

    Public Policy Studies, 2 (26), 2020, p. 9-32.


    See online : Public Policy Studies

  • Lower Classes and Public Institutions: A research program


  • “Institutional Order, Interaction Order and Social Order: Administering Welfare, Disciplining the Poor”

    Politiche sociali/Social Policies, 3, 2019, p. 507-520.

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    Interactions between agents and clients at the street-level of welfare bureaucracies have been made more strategic than ever by the shift towards workfare, responsibilization and individualization. Based on this premise, the article addresses the theoretical question of the relationship between the interaction order and the social order as discussed in Goffman’s sociology, and supports the idea that a third order, the institutional order, constitutes the link between interactions and social structures. To do so, it focuses on the bureaucratic organization of people-processing in welfare, and shows how macrosocial characteristics are involved in individual interactions which, in turn, contribute to reproducing the social structure of positions and power relations.


    See online : Politiche sociali/Social policies

  • “Bringing critical sociology to street-level bureaucracy theory”

    Keynote Speech, Conference Equal before the state ?, University of Warsaw, 20 September 2019.

  • “The political reinvention of the underseving poor : the rise of “welfare fraud” as a political issue at the French National Assembly (1986-2017)”

    Symposium Renegotiating Social Citizenship – Democracy in Welfare Service States, Hannover, 12–14 June 2019.

  • People-processing in the bureaucracies of a changing social state

    Analisi dei Processi Sociali ed Economici, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 16/04/2019

  • Processing the Poor in Welfare Organizations

    Università Bocconi, Milano, 15/04/2019.

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