Whose Welfare?: AFDC and Elite Politics / Edition 1

Whose Welfare?: AFDC and Elite Politics / Edition 1

by Steven M. Teles, Stephen M. Teles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700608982

ISBN-13: 9780700608980

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"I am profoundly impressed with Whose Welfare?. I've sent this book all over Washington."—Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Now that the United States is facing anew the question of what obligations are owed to the poor, this book could not be more relevant."—Alan Wolfe, author of One Nation, After All

"Deeply insightful. Teles uncovers

Overview

"I am profoundly impressed with Whose Welfare?. I've sent this book all over Washington."—Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Now that the United States is facing anew the question of what obligations are owed to the poor, this book could not be more relevant."—Alan Wolfe, author of One Nation, After All

"Deeply insightful. Teles uncovers why we have failed for many decades to develop a social welfare policy consistent with the public's preferences."—Christopher Winship, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

"Forcefully argued and clearly written. Teles seems really outraged that the poor and their needs and desires are left out of the politicians' posturing, and he is striving to design a policy that really would be better for all concerned."—Jennifer L. Hochschild, author of Facing Up to the American Dream

"Teles dramatizes the elite conflicts that make welfare hard to reform and shows why the issue cuts to the heart of American politics. He combines policy with theoretical perspectives, and he writes extremely well."—Lawrence M. Mead, author of The New Politics of Poverty

"An exciting and important book that should become a classic in the field."—Stanley Rothman, coauthor of The IQ Controversy, the Media, and Public Policy

Author Biography: Steven M. Teles is assistant professor of political science at Holy Cross University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700608980
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Government and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. AFDC: Consensus or Dissensus?

2. The Development of the AFDC Program

3. The Collapse of One Consensus, the Rise of Another

4. The Nature of the Elite Cultural Conflict

5. The Failure of Comprehensive Reform

6. The Role of the Supreme Court in AFDC

7. The Persistence of AFDC's Federal Form

8. Missed Opportunity: Dissensus, Devolution, and the Collapse of the Clinton Welfare Plan, 147 Conclusion: Finding a Way Out

9. Conclusion: Finding a Way Out

Afterword

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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