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Poverty and power : the political representation of poor Americans

Author: Douglas R Imig
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1980s the rich got richer while the poor got poorer. In 1981 alone, 70 percent of the $35 billion cut from the federal budget came from programs for the poor. Although the disparity in incomes has been widely reported, the efforts of antipoverty activists and groups combating the Reagan/Bush agenda have largely been overlooked. Poverty and Power follows the rise, decline, and partial resurgence of poor
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Imig, Douglas R., 1962-
Poverty and power.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605110938
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Imig
ISBN: 0803225008 9780803225008
OCLC Number: 32467325
Description: xvi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Reagan and the Poor: Creating a Policy Crisis and Political Opportunity --
2. The Reagan Revolution in Domestic Spending --
3. The Historical Development of Poverty Advocacy --
4. Public-Interest-Group Responses --
5. Politics by Other Means: Poor People's Protests in the 1980s --
6. Political Opportunity and Antipoverty Activism --
7. Representing the Poor for Political Change.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Imig.
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During the 1980s the rich got richer while the poor got poorer. In 1981 alone, 70 percent of the $35 billion cut from the federal budget came from programs for the poor. This work follows the rise,  Read more...

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"["Poverty and Power" provides an unusual study of the politics of the poor during the 1980s. . . . An account we need."--Frances Fox Piven, coauthor with Richard A. Cloward of "Regulating the Poor: Read more...

 
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