From Rhetoric To Reform?: Welfare Policy In American Politics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

From Rhetoric To Reform?

Welfare Policy In American Politics, 1st Edition

By Anne Marie Cammisa


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Welfare policy illustrates both the strengths and weaknesses of the American political process. The central political dilemma is how welfare policy can assist the poor without creating dependency. Although policy solutions tend to focus on the short term, they are often responsive to public input. This book explores why the debate on welfare policy

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Why Is Welfare a Dilemma for American Politics? -- 2 A Brief History of Welfare in the United States -- 3 Welfare Reform in the Policymaking Process -- 4 Welfare Policy in American Politics: From Rhetoric to Reform -- 5 Implementation and Beyond: The Present and Future of Welfare Reform

About the Author

Anne Marie Cammisa is assistant professor of government at Suffolk University. Since 1994 she has been a visiting scholar at the Murray Research centre at Radcliffe College.

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