Social Policy in the United States
Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective
By (author) Theda Skocpol
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Social Policy in the United States by Theda Skocpol
Book DescriptionHealth care, welfare, Social Security, employment programs--all are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on governmental institutions and political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present. Skocpol dispels the myth that Americans are inherently hostile to social spending and suggests why President Clinton's health care agenda was so quickly attacked despite the support of most Americans for his goals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691037851
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 22-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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