Mandate for Change: Policies and Leadership for 2009 and Beyond


Three decades ago, conservative ideologues at The Heritage Foundation produced a primer on the Reagan Revolution entitled Mandate for Leadership, which offered an overarching philosophy against the role of government and in favor of markets.
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Three decades ago, conservative ideologues at The Heritage Foundation produced a primer on the Reagan Revolution entitled Mandate for Leadership, which offered an overarching philosophy against the role of government and in favor of markets.
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Editorial Reviews

Julian Bond
Mandate for Change presents the change we really do need from a who’s who of progressive thinkers who’ve worked for change for years. This is a must read for the new administration and for all who want to help them succeed
Winter 2010 Colloquy
This collection of essays, by a veritable who's who of liberal activists, offers a top-to-bottom agenda for change.
Barbara Ehrenreich
As the failed ideas of the neoconservatives and the free-market fundamentalists come crashing down, here is a brilliant blueprint for the principles and the policies and the politics that can guide a new and more humane era of American history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739131671
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chester W. Hartman, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, is director of research and former president of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and author of There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class and Hurricane Katrina,Poverty and Race in America: The Emerging Agendas, and City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction Chester Hartman xi

1 Progressives and the Incoming Administration Robert L. Borosage Campaign for America's Future Katrina vanden Heuvel The Nation 1

Domestic Issues

2 The United States Can Cut Poverty in Half Angela Glover Blackwell PolicyLink Peter Edelman Georgetown University Law Center Mark Greenberg Center For American Progress 13

3 High-Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Ron Pollack Families USA 23

4 The Education (Policy) We Need for the Citizens We Have Gloria Ladson-Billings University of Wisconsin 35

5 The Affordable Housing Crisis: It Is a Solvable Problem Sheila Crowley National Low Income Housing Coalition 43

6 Homelessness: Action to End and Prevent the Crisis Maria Foscarinis National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty 53

7 A New Policy for Justice and Public Safety Marc Mauer Sentencing Project 63

8 A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform Douglas W. Nelson Bart Lubow Annie Casey Foundation 71

9 Drug Policy Reform and Neutralizing the Third Rail of Politics Sanho Tree Institute for Policy Studies 83

10 Policies toward the Elderly: Strengthening Social Security and Medicare Former Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Carroll L. Estes University of California-San Francisco 93

11 An Economic Justice Agenda Dean Baker Center for Economic & Policy Research 103

12 Toward a Fair and Adequate Tax System Chuck Collins Institute for Policy Studies 111

13 Ending Extreme Inequality: The Need to Concentrate on Concentrated Wealth Sam Pizzigati Sarah Anderson Chuck Collins Institute for Policy Studies 119

14 Re-establishing a Workers' Rights Agenda KateBronfenbrenner Cornell University Dorian Warren Columbia University 127

15 Will the Incoming Administration Cut the Racial Trip Wire? Bill Fletcher, Jr. Black Commentator 139

16 Turning King's Dream into Reality Dedrick Muhammad Institute for Policy Studies 149

17 Climate and Energy Solutions for a Secure, Equitable and Sustainable Future Betsy Taylor 1Sky 157

18 Green Jobs in a Sustainable Economy Jon Rynn Grist 165

19 Advancing Women's Equality Kim Gandy National Organization for Women (NOW) 175

20 Strengthening Families and Creating Pathways to Opportunity Alan W. Houseman Center for Law & Social Policy 185

21 The "Homosexual Agenda," Revisited Jaime Grant Rebecca Sawyer National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 195

22 Promoting Full Participation of People with Disabilities Nancy Starnes National Organization on Disability 203

23 A Budget Is a Statement of Values Miriam Pemberton Institute for Policy Studies 209

24 A Food System We Can Believe In Ben Lilliston Jim Harkness Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy 217

25 Transforming U.S. Transportation Michael A. Replogle Environmental Defense Fund 227

26 Rebuilding and Renewing America: A National Infrastructure Plan for the Twenty-first Century Congressman Earl Blumenauer Portland, OR 239

27 Katrina: A Chance to Do It Right William Quigley Loyola University Law School 247

28 From Newcomers to Americans: An Integration Policy for a Nation of Immigrants Tomas R. Jimenez Stanford University, New America Foundation 257

29 Open the Government, A New Information Policy Patrice McDermott 267

30 Media and Communications Policy: Ensuring the Freedom of Expression Essential to a Democracy Ben Scott Free Press 277

31 Restoring Democratic Control over Corporations Charlie Cray Center for Corporate Policy 285

32 Making Our Democracy All It Can Be: An Agenda for Voting Rights and Election Reform Miles Rapoport Stuart Comstock-Gay Demos 297

33 Restoring Balance to the Federal Courts Nan Aron Simon Heller Alliance for Justice 307

34 Unleash Democracy: Policies for a New Federalism Ben Manski Liberty Tree Foundation Karen Dolan Institute for Policy Studies 315

International Issues

35 Ending the Iraq War and Occupation Erik Leaver Phyllis Bennis Institute for Policy Studies 327

36 U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan: Rethinking the "Good War" Erik Leaver Institute for Policy Studies 337

37 A New U.S. Policy on Terrorism John Feffer Daniel Scheer Institute for Policy Studies 347

38 Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Marcus Raskin Robert Alvarez Institute for Policy Studies 357

39 U.S. Policy on the Global Economy: A New Development Agenda Sarah Anderson John Cavanagh Institute for Policy Studies 365

40 Elements of a Just International Climate Policy Daphne Wysham Janet Redman Institute for Policy Studies 375

41 Immigration and Migration Policies for a Sustainable Future Oscar Chacon National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities Amy Shannon formerly with Enlaces Americas 383

42 U.S. Policy toward Africa: Advancing a Twenty-first Century Vision Emira Woods Institute for Policy Studies Nicole Lee TransAfrica Gerald LeMelle AfricaAction 391

43 U.S. Policy toward the Middle East: Elevating Peace by Resolving Crises Phyllis Bennis Farrah Hassen Institute for Policy Studies 401

44 U.S. Policy toward Asia: For a Policy of Equitable Engagement John Feffer Institute for Policy Studies 411

45 U.S. Policy toward Latin America: Supporting Democratic Diversity Sarah Anderson John Cavanagh Saul Landau Manuel Perez-Rocha Institute for Policy Studies 423

46 Restoring Government Leadership on Human Rights at Home 431

47 The Role of Organizing and Movement-Building: The Sine Qua Non Frances Fox Piven City University of New York Rinku Sen ColorLines Eric Mann Labor-Comm. Strategy Center 439

Index 447

Contributors 465

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