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Institutional vulnerability and trust in public agencies: Views from both sides of the street

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Author(s):
Spink, Peter [1, 2] ; Lotta, Gabriela [1, 3] ; Burgos, Fernando [1, 2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] FGV EAESP, Publ Adm, Av Nove Julho 2029, BR-01313902 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Ctr Publ Adm & Govt Studies CEAPG FGV EAESP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Ctr Metropolitan Studies CEM, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: GOVERNANCE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICY ADMINISTRATION AND INSTITUTIONS; v. 34, n. 4 JUL 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This article seeks to contribute to the discussion of the dynamics of trust in street-level public sector work, especially in settings where relationships between agencies, frontline workers, and society are fragile. Data was gathered in different vulnerable areas of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil using interviews with frontline workers and complemented with field notes from a five-year longitudinal study in one high-density area with a history of violence. Concern was to understand how, despite a lack of reciprocal trust, citizens and service providers create ways of meeting daily demands and how, in doing so, they see each other. Results show that in vulnerable settings, issues of inter-agency cooperation and territorial connectivity between different public sector services can be more important than individual agency performance in helping citizens find solutions to the problems they are facing. In the absence of an effective inter-institutional framework, trust is quickly eroded. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/24750-0 - Street level bureaucracy: discretion uses and its impact in inclusion, exclusion and inequalities (re)production
Grantee:Gabriela Spanghero Lotta
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/13439-7 - Therapeutic itineraries of Bolivian women in the central region of São Paulo: conditions of life, work and access to health
Grantee:Eugenia Brage
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate