From Rhetoric To Reform?: Welfare Policy In American Politics by Anne Marie CammisaFrom Rhetoric To Reform?: Welfare Policy In American Politics by Anne Marie Cammisa

From Rhetoric To Reform?: Welfare Policy In American Politics

byAnne Marie Cammisa

Paperback | March 1, 1998

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Welfare policy illustrates both the strengths and weaknesses of the American political process. The central political dilemma is how welfare policy can assist the poor without creating dependency. Although policy solutions tend to focus on the short term, they are often responsive to public input. This book explores why the debate on welfare policy has shifted to the conservative's vantage point. In discussing how political rhetoric shapes the welfare debate, Anne Marie Cammisa considers questions such as: What happened to welfare? How did it become a program fraught with problems and abuses? Why and when was welfare the answer to a problem?and when did it become the problem? She reviews our response to caring for the less fortunate and examines welfare policy from the federal to the state level. A chapter is devoted to the 1996 welfare reform bill and its impact on the states in 1997.
Anne Marie Cammisa is assistant professor of government at Suffolk University. Since 1994 she has been a visiting scholar at the Murray Research Center at Radcliffe College.
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Title:From Rhetoric To Reform?: Welfare Policy In American PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:187 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.43 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813329965

ISBN - 13:9780813329963

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In discussing how political rhetoric shapes the welfare debate, author Anne Marie Cammisa examines our response to caring for the less fortunate, how welfare came to be the problem instead of the solution, and welfare policy from the federal to the state level. Also, a chapter is devoted to the 1996 welfare reform bill and its impact on the states in 1997.