Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United Statesby James W. Russell
The second edition of Double Standard analyzes how and why social policy and welfare states evolved differently in Western Europe and the United States. Exploring common social problems--from poverty to family support to ethnic and racial conflict--the book shows the disparate consequences to these different approaches. The new edition includes the latest available statistical information, an analysis of the 2010 health care reform in the United States, and a discussion comparing the social consequences of the recent recession in the U.S. and Europe.
James Russell restores my faith in sociology as the best line of inquiry into nagging political questions that too often get assigned to narrow-minded economists. We need books like this to combat academic provincialism as much as to correct social inequality.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 2nd Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
James W. Russell is Connecticut State University Professor of Sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University.
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