The Politics of Child Support in America
By (author) Jocelyn Elise Crowley
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Politics of Child Support in America by Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Book DescriptionPolitical observers have long since struggled with understanding how new ideas are placed on the public agenda. In their studies, most social scientists have relied on biographical sketches and intensive case studies to explore the intricacies of innovation. Researchers have had much more difficulty, however, in moving from these individual success stories to more generalizable theories of entrepreneurship. This book builds such a theory by focusing on the critical issue of child support enforcement in the United States. Covering over a 100 year period, this book tracks the evolution of multiple sets of political entrepreneurs as they grapple with the child support problem: charity workers with local law enforcement in the nineteenth century, social workers throughout the 1960s, conservatives during the 1970s, women's groups and women legislators in the 1980s, and fathers' rights groups in the 1990s and beyond.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521824606
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Mothers Unite!, Hardback (May 2013)
A bold and hopeful new rallying cry for changing the relationship between home and the workplace.
Defiant Dads, Hardback (October 2008)
A balanced examination of fathers' rights groups that explores why they object to the current child support and child custody systems and what their political agenda would mean for their members' children or children's mothers.
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Explores the topic of policy innovation by examining American child support.
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