The Assault on Social Policy by William Roth

The Assault on Social Policy

byWilliam Roth, Susan Peters, Bernard Sanders

Kobo ebook | January 30, 2002

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American social policy today largely serves global corporate interests rather than the general public, according to William Roth. Based on incisive analyses of economic globalization, class, politics, and bureaucracy, The Assault on Social Policy argues that the perfection of the free market is a myth. Roth analyzes the rhetoric used to make poverty seem acceptable, shows how corporations affect the distribution of wealth and other resources, and considers the effect on disabled people, criminals, children, and health care. He concludes that increased transnational corporate power has created the need for large-scale systematic public policy changes.

William Roth is associate professor of social welfare and public policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
Title:The Assault on Social PolicyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 30, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231506244

ISBN - 13:9780231506243

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Representative Bernard Sanders
1. Policy
2. Corporations
3. Poverty
4. Welfare
5. Disability
6. Social Security
7. Health
8. Children
9. Outsiders
10. Democratic Change

Editorial Reviews

This volume does a truly masterful job with a remarkable range of topics. It also widens the spectrum of dialogue about these issues to permit the discussion of perspectives that are usually neglected or ignored in most books on public policy. In this era when many people seem to have almost given up on the possibility of achieving fundamental social, economic, and political change, I believe that this book will be greeted as an inspiring source of hope.