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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Juliet F Gainsborough
|Description:||xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: child welfare and the politics of scandal --
The swinging pendulum: child welfare policy at the national level --
States, scandals, and child welfare policy --
Florida: scandal, electoral politics, and leadership change --
Colorado: investigative journalism, local control, and minor reform --
New Jersey: scandals, courts, and ongoing reform --
Conclusions: scandalous politics.
|Series Title:||American governance and public policy.|
|Responsibility:||Juliet F. Gainsborough.|
"Gainsborough's book deserves to be a classic text because it sheds light on an under-studied area of social policy. It provides a detailed account of the political realities about how child welfare