When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal

Paperback | December 13, 2013

EditorSheila Collins, Gertrude Goldberg

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The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 was the most severe since The Great Depression. This book is a methodical evaluation of the parallels between the Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown. Although many books have been written on this topic, the unique aspect of thisbook is the analysis of the positive and negative lessons for contemporary policy-making of the New Deal response to the crisis, through viewing both the New Deal and recent economic crisis as a combination with the current environmental crises. It also will assess the politics of the market and theregulatory failures by helping readers better understand the structure of these crises and the constitutional reforms proposed to mollify them. This book offers new perspectives on comparisons of the intersection of economic and environmental crises of these two periods. Integrating a unique blend of disciplines, it plans to demonstrate some possible ways of escaping our malaise, approaches that were begun but never fulfilled in the 1930s,that were raised as possibilities by popular movements but never allowed onto the political agenda, or approaches that were simply unforeseen in an earlier era. Thus, the book presents a set of guideposts, some beneficial, some cautionary, for the future.

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The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 was the most severe since The Great Depression. This book is a methodical evaluation of the parallels between the Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown. Although many books have been written on this topic, the unique aspect of thisbook is the analysis of the positive and ne...

Sheila Collins, PhD, is Professor of Political Science Emerita at William Patterson University. Gertrude Goldberg, PhD, is Professor of Political Science Emerita at Adelphi University School of Social Work.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199990697

ISBN - 13:9780199990696

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Introduction1. Sheila D. Collins: Public Attitudes Toward Government: The Social and Political Contexts of the Great Depression and Great Recession2. Volker Janssen: A Tale of Two Crises: A Comparative View of the Political Economy of the Great Depression and Great Recession3. Timothy A. Canova: The Bottom-Up Recovery: A New Deal in Banking and Public Finance4. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg: A Decade of Dissent: The New Deal and Popular Movements5. Richard McIntyre: Labor Militancy and the New Deal: Some Lessons for Today6. Philip Harvey: The New Deal's Direct Job Creation Strategy: Providing Employment Assurance for American Workers7. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg: The New Deal and the Creation of an American Welfare State8. Sheila D. Collins: The Democratization of Culture: The Legacy of the New Deal Arts Programs9. Sheila D. Collins: The Rightful Heritage of All: The Environmental Lessons of the Great Depression and the New Deal Response10. Bill Winders: New Deal Agricultural Policy: The Unintended Consequences of Supply Management11. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg: Conclusion: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal