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Sociology Theses Lectures

Wednesday, 06 November, 2013

"I am Working for the Good Guys:" Street Level Enforcement of the CWA (Clean Water Act) in East Tennessee

This research is an ethnographic case study of local, street-level bureaucrats in the  CWA in Tennessee, it draws connections among the experiences of street-level regulators, the politics of environmental policy, the problematic bureaucratic structure of public agencies, and the failures of environmental policies.

Kayla Stover

Graduate Student

Sociology Department

University of Tennessee


"Who Supports Labor? The Intersection of Race and Skill in Union Organizing Campaigns."

Using a mixed method approach, this research attempts to illustrate how labor unions in right to work states navigate the complex intersection of race and skill in union organizing and recruitment campaigns.

Zach McKenney

Graduate Student

Sociology Department

University of Tennessee











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