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A Political History of the American Welfare System: When Ideas Have Consequences

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A Political History of the American Welfare System: When Ideas Have Consequences - O'Connor, Brendon
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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 ...

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A Political History of the American Welfare System: When Ideas Have Consequences 2003, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742526686

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A Political History of the American Welfare System: When Ideas Have Consequences 2003, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742526679

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