The Assault on Social Policy by William RothThe Assault on Social Policy by William Roth

The Assault on Social Policy

byWilliam Roth, Susan Peters

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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Based on incisive analyses of economic globalization, class, politics, and bureaucracy, The Assault on Social Policy examines the ordinary speech used to make poverty and extreme inequality seem acceptable, the corporate strategies co-opting the distribution of wealth and other resources, and the negative effect of these efforts on our more vulnerable citizens, such as those with disabilities, incarcerated individuals, children, and the elderly. This second edition incorporates new research on the hotly contested policies dealing with poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. It also takes stock of the ongoing effects of globalization and adds a chapter on education.

William Roth is a Vincent O'Leary Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany, where he established and directed the Center for Computing and Disability. He has published a memoir, Movement: A Memoir of Disability, Cancer, and the Holocaust, among other books.Susan J. Peters is associate professor emeritus at Mich...
Title:The Assault on Social PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pagesPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231160070

ISBN - 13:9780231160070

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Senator Bernie SandersAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Policy2. Corporations3. Poverty4. Welfare5. Disability6. Social Security7. Health8. Children9. Education10. Outsiders11. Democratic ChangeNotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

The Assault on Social Policy is even more relevant today, in its second edition, than it was ten years ago. In the first edition, William Roth investigated poverty, welfare, health, the social security system, and disability in children. I was impressed then, and I am impressed now by his analysis of economic politics, the role of corporations in shaping public life, the media, and the globalization of our economic policies. Roth and Susan J. Peters elevate the debate regarding social policy at the present critical historical hour. In my view, they have written an impressive book that should be read by all members of Congress and anyone who is concerned with the well-being of our basic democratic institutions.