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Parties and Elections in America

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ISBN-10: 0742526682

ISBN-13: 9780742526686

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: L. Sandy Maisel, Brendon O'Connor

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How did American welfare policy move from the ambitious and altruistic goals of LBJ's Great Society of the 1960s to the punitive and penurious provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996? This book explores the power of ideology and rhetoric in the transformation of the American liberal welfare state. Based on historical analysis, detailed public policy critique, and original interview data, the story that unfolds is one of both personality and politics. Author Brendon O'Connor places the American welfare policy debate in wider perspective, showing how America's particular use of ideas and conceptions of economics and politics worked to reshape the national perception of poverty, morality, and economic responsibility over time.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

L. Sandy Maisel is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government and chair of the department of political science at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The author and/or editor of a dozen books, he lives in Oakland, Maine.

John W Callaghan is a Professor in the Department of Politics, University of Wolverhampton, UKMartin Griffiths is Professor in the School of International Business & Asian Studies, Griffith University, USABrendon O'Connor is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University in Australia

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Liberal Welfare System
Liberalism and Welfare: The Ideological and Political Roots of the American Welfare System
The Liberal Consensus and the Great Society
The Seeds of Doom for Liberalism
The Conservative Attack on Welfare Liberalism
The Neoconservatives
Reagan's Conservatives: The Supply-Siders, George Gilder, and Charles Murray
The New Right
A Populist Backlash?
The Emergence of a Conservative Welfare System
Bill Clinton's Third Way Welfare Politics: Innovation, Compromise, and Capitulation
Newt Gingrich, the Contract with America, and Justifying the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Conservative Welfare Policy in Practice
Conclusion
Postscript 2002
Bibliography
Index
About the Author