“Children as a part of the political system have been largely ignored by political scientists despite the important empirical and normative questions surrounding their disenfranchisement from politics. Mezey’s work addresses a significant and underdeveloped set of issues. The book also provides a thorough description of federal policy in a number of areas. While descriptions of some of the policy areas Mezey covers can be found elsewhere, it is difficult to find a coherent let alone concise explanation of federal child welfare policy and child support enforcement. In addition, Mezey provides a detailed account of the failure to expand children’s programs through the courts.” Cathy M. Johnson, Williams College
Children in Court: Public Policymaking and Federal Court Decisionsby Susan Gluck Mezey
This book examines the role of the federal courts in policymaking for children. Believing that the federal courts are/i>
Through an analysis of Supreme Court and lower court decisions over the last several decades, this book determines the extent to which the federal courts have affected the legal, political, economic, and social status of children in the U.S.
This book examines the role of the federal courts in policymaking for children. Believing that the federal courts are uniquely situated to provide relief to the less powerful in society, Mezey assesses the judiciary’s response to the demands for children’s rights and benefits across a number of policy areas and a range of statutory and constitutional issues. Through analysis of Supreme Court and lower court opinions over the last several decades, she determines the extent to which federal court decisionmaking has affected the legal, political, economic, and social status of children in the United States.
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Meet the Author
Susan Gluck Mezey is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University, Chicago. Her other books include In Pursuit of Equality: Women, Public Policy, and the Federal Courts and No Longer Disabled: The Federal Courts and the Politics of Social Security Disability.
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