Welfare As We Knew It A Political History of the American Welfare State

ISBN-10: 0195113373

ISBN-13: 9780195113372

Edition: 1997

Authors: Charles Noble
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Description: Compared to other rich Western democracies, the U.S. does less to help its citizens adapt to the uncertainties of life in a market economy. In Welfare As We Knew It, Charles Noble offers a groundbreaking explanation of why America is so different. Drawing on research in comparative politics, history, and sociology, he demonstrates that deeply-rooted political factors, not public opinion, have limited what reformers have been able to accomplish. Rich historical analysiscovering the Wilson administration to the present is followed by a provocative look at future U. S. social policy. Reformers who want government to do more, Noble argues, must refocus their activities on political and institutional change, such as campaign finance and labor-law reform, if they hope to succeed.Taut, comprehensive, and accessible, with a much-needed international perspective, this book will change the way we look at U. S. social policy.

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List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction
The Problem
An Unusually Inhospitable Environment for Reform
Progressives
The New Deal
The Great Society
Backlash
The Future of Reform
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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