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Politics and jobs : the boundaries of employment policy in the United States

Author: Margaret Weir
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans claim a strong attachment to the work ethic and regularly profess support for government policies to promote employment. Why, then, have employment policies gained only a tenuous foothold in the United States? To answer this question, Margaret Weir highlights two related elements: the power of ideas in policymaking and the politics of interest formation. Rather than seeing policy as a straightforward
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Weir
ISBN: 069107853X 9780691078533 0691024928 9780691024929
OCLC Number: 23690652
Description: xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Innovations and Boundaries in American Policymaking --
2. Creating an American Keynesianism --
3. Race and Politics of Poverty --
4. Public Employment and the Politics of "Corruption" --
5. The Political Collapse of Full Employment --
6. Policy Boundaries and Political Possibilities.
Responsibility: Margaret Weir.
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