Implementing Sexual Harassment Policy: Challenges for the Public Sector Workplace

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Laura A. Reese and Karen E. Lindenberg use case studies to focus on the implementation of sexual harassment policy in public sector organizations. Their approach is practical in its identification of problems and suggestions for solutions. The authors identify five major challenges to implementing sexual harassment policies and examine each, starting with a description and concluding with specific recommendations for overcoming the challenges in policy making. They then present a model of the policy implementation process to give the reader a broad, realistic picture of the environment in which implementation takes place.
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Uses case studies to focus on the implementation of sexual harassment policy in public sector organizations. Identifies five major challenges to implementing policies and examines each, starting with a description and concluding with specific recommendations for overcoming challenges in policy making. Presents a model of the policy implementation process, advocates policies that prevent abuse, and discusses questions surrounding employee perceptions and rate of reporting. Paper edition (unseen), $27.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761911449
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/22/1998
  • Pages: 224

Meet the Author

Laura A. Reese is professor of political science and director of the Global Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University. Her research on economic development, public finance, civic culture and workplace harassment has been published in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Urban Affairs, American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration Review, Public Personnel Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and many other journals. She has written 10 books of which three, including Comparative Civic Culture, were published in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in 1985.
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Table of Contents

1 The Challenge of Sexual Harassment Policy Implementation 1
2 Methodology and the Challenges of Studying Sexual Harassment 9
3 The City and the University: The Contextual Background 25
4 Policy Implementation and Definitions of Sexual Harassment 37
5 Policy Implementation and Reporting Sexual Harassment 61
6 Policy Implementation and Employee Perceptions of the Sexual Harassment Policy Process 83
7 Policy Implementation and Gender Differences 115
8 Putting It All Together: Policy Implementation Models 143
9 Recommendations for Sexual Harassment Policy Implementation 177
References 197
Index 203
About the Authors 213
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