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Scandalous politics : child welfare policy in the States

Author: Juliet F Gainsborough
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2010.
Series: American governance and public policy.
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Little work has been done to systematically analyze how high-profile incidents of child neglect and abuse shape child welfare policymaking in the United States.
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Gainsborough, Juliet F.
Scandalous politics.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004909
(OCoLC)522429299
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet F Gainsborough
ISBN: 9781589016156 1589016157
OCLC Number: 695996362
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages) : illustrations.
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.

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Presents an analysis of all fifty states and qualitative case studies of three states (Florida, Colorado, and New Jersey) that reveal how well-publicized child welfare scandals result in adoption of  Read more...

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Gainsborough's book deserves to be a classic text because it sheds light on an under-studied area of social policy...I recommend this work to anyone interested in the politics of social policy Read more...

 
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