Welfare as We Knew It: A Political History of the American Welfare State

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Contents
Introduction3
One / The Problem7
Beyond Culture , 10
Interests , 13
Institutions , 14
A Synthetic Approach , 16
Two / An Unusually Inhospitable Environment for Reform19
The Class Struggle, American-Style , 19
The State and Welfare, 27
Choosing Liberalism , 34
Three / Progressives36
A Vacuum on the Left , 37
The Defense of the Market , 42
Women and Children First , 47
A Wrong Turn , 50
Four / The New Deal54
A Second Window Opens , 55
The Southern Problem , 59
Building from the Center , 62
The Window Closes , 67
The New Deal , 70
The Path Not Taken , 73
Five / The Great Society79
A Third Window Opens , 80
Complicating Factors , 84
The Flood Tide of Liberalism , 89
The Window Closes , 96
The Great Society , 98
The Path Not Taken , 100
Six / Backlash105
Right Turn , 106
Race and the New Deal Coalition , 111
The Antinomies of State Power , 115
The Conservative Revolution in Social Policy, 118
The Liberal Defense of the Welfare State, 128
Seven / The Future of Reform135
Building from the Left?135
Can Conservatism Succeed?140
Liberalism Redux?143
A New Liberalism?144
Conclusion151
Notes159
Index201

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vi
  • Introduction 3
  • One the Problem 7
  • Two - An Unusually Inhospitable Environment for Reform 19
  • Three - Progressives 36
  • Four - The New Deal 54
  • Five - The Great Society 79
  • Six - Backlash 105
  • Seven the Future of Reform 135
  • Conclusion 151
  • Notes 159
  • Index 201
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