The reluctant welfare state: American social welfare policies--past, present, and future

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Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1997 - Political Science - 406 pages
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How can an understanding of historical events breathe new life into the study of current social welfare policies and the profession of social work? Why is the American welfare state more "reluctant" that most European ones? How have various outgroups used creative survival strategies in the face of adversity? How has social welfare policy been affected by the conflict among Newt Gingrich, "New Democrats", and Democratic Congressional liberals? You'll find discussion of these issues and more in this comprehensive, scholarly introduction to social welfare policy in the United States. This book will challenge you to think critically about issues, developments, and policies both in past eras and in contemporary society. Throughout the book, Jansson invites you to become a policy practitioner and advocate and to develop your own "policy identity".

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Contents

Social Reform in a Society
1
Using Social Policy History to Develop
7
The Evolution of the Reluctant Welfare
12
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About the author (1997)

Bruce S. Jansson joined the University of Southern California faculty in 1973 after working in Michigan as a community organizer and planner for tenant rights. He also has served as the Moses Distinguished Research Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His diverse scholarly interests include empirical research to examine the policy making and planning processes in social agencies; the procurement of resources for social service agencies; the monitoring function of public agencies; and the history and practice of social welfare policy. Dr. Jansson is the author of another Brooks/Cole text, BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE: FROM POLICY PRACTICE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE.

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