The Dynamic Welfare State by David StoeszThe Dynamic Welfare State by David Stoesz

The Dynamic Welfare State

byDavid Stoesz

Hardcover | March 3, 2016

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The Dynamic Welfare State explains the decline of the classic welfare state and documents the emergence of a third stage in the American welfare state, evident in corporations exploiting markets in healthcare, education, and financial services. Architects of the welfare state envisagedgovernment as the provider of essential services to citizens; however, as the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 show, corporations and the wealthy have become adept at using trade associations, hiring lobbyists, influencing elections, and contributing to thinktanks in order to craft public policy so that it is congruent with industry preferences. Additionally, The Dynamic Welfare State describes the failure of health and human services professionals to advance the welfare of the public, graphically illustrated by the poverty trap, deinstitutionalizationof the mentally ill, and "the school-to-prison pipeline." A reconfigured welfare state is essential if government social programs are to honor their public commitments for the 21st century. This requires an appreciation for the contributions of nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as the role of capitalism in welfare philosophy. Empowerment,mobility, and innovation are themes for a dynamic welfare state that is congruent with the 21st century.
David Stoesz, PhD, has experience in public welfare, mental health, and higher education. His books have addressed children's services, welfare reform, international development, professional education, and social policy. The Dynamic Welfare State, initially a monograph posted on the web-site of the New America Foundation, was expanded...
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Title:The Dynamic Welfare StateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 3, 2016Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190251123

ISBN - 13:9780190251123

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Table of Contents

1. A Theory of the Welfare State2. The Triumph of Pragmatism3. The promise of Social Engineering4. The Marketplace of Ideas5. The Best Policy Money Can Buy6. The Medical Industrial Complex7. The Rise of the Policy Plutocracy8. Markets for the Marginalized9. The Dynamic Welfare State10. Capitalism and Welfare Philosophy11. Is the Welfare State Relevant for the 21st Century?Index