The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State

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Macmillan, 2002 - 469 pagine
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The culmination of twenty years of research and writing, The Price of Citizenship traces the evolution of the welfare state from colonial relief programs to the war on poverty to our own age of "compassionate conservatism." Historian Michael B. Katz argues that in the last decades three great forces-a ferocious war on dependence; the devolution of authority from the federal government to the states; and the application of market models to social policy-have affected every element of the social contract and redefined both Republican and Democratic policy and rhetoric. Katz shows how these changes are propelling America toward a future of increased inequality and decreased security, while transforming citizenship from a right of birth to a privilege reserved for the fully employed.

A magisterial overview, incisive and bold, The Price of Citizenship is a new and indispensable classic work on American social policy.

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THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP: Redefining the American Welfare State

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Katz (In the Shadow of the Poorhouse, not reviewed) offers a bleak vision of the state of America's economic health by examining the erosion of welfare benefits in the Information Age.Through a ... Leggi recensione completa

The price of citizenship: redefining America's welfare state

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In this exhaustive historical and political study of welfare in 20th-century America, political scientist Katz (Improving Poor People) focuses on the destructive influence of the market economy on ... Leggi recensione completa


The American Welfare State
Poverty and Inequality in the New American City
The Family Support Act and the Illusion of Welfare Reform
Governors as Welfare Reformers
Urban Social Welfare in an Age of Austerity
The Independent Sector the Market and the State
The Private Welfare State and the End of Paternalism
Increased Risks for the Injured Disabled and Unemployed
The Assimilation of Health Care to the Market
Fighting Poverty 1990s Style
The End of Welfare
Work Democracy and Citizenship

New Models for Social Security

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Michael B. Katz is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of ten books, including The Underserving Poor and In the Shadow of the Poorhouse. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Oquossoc, Maine.

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