Immanence and Identity: Understanding Poverty through Law and Society Research
Munger, Frank, Law & Society Review
I. Poverty as Politics
Welfare policy has occupied a position in public political discourse since the 1960s as in few other periods of American history. The 1996 federal welfare reform legislation that swept away Aid to Families with Dependent Children in favor of statecontrolled programs supported by federal block-grant funding emerged from a momentous, long-running political debate occupying the foreground in every administration since the mid1960s.
Notwithstanding the important political role that welfare policy has played in the electoral politics of the past three decades, the most recent events might well pass into the annals of the Clinton presidency but for the …
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Publication information: Article title: Immanence and Identity: Understanding Poverty through Law and Society Research. Contributors: Munger, Frank - Author. Journal title: Law & Society Review. Volume: 32. Issue: 4 Publication date: January 1, 1998. Page number: 931+. © Law and Society Association 1997. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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