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Scandalous politics : child welfare policy in the States

Author: Juliet F Gainsborough
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2010.
Series: American governance and public policy series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet F Gainsborough
ISBN: 1589017072 9781589017078
OCLC Number: 698608750
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards: Winner of Urban Politics Section: Best Book Award (United States).
Winner of Charles A. Levine Memorial Book Prize (United States).
Winner of Best Book in Urban Affairs (United States).
Description: 207 S. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Child Welfare and the Politics of Scandal 2. The Swinging Pendulum: Child Welfare Policy at the National Level 3. States, Scandals, and Child Welfare Policy 4. Florida: Scandal, Electoral Politics, and Leadership Change 5. Colorado: Investigative Journalism, Local Control, and Minor Reform 6. New Jersey: Scandals, Courts, and Ongoing Reform 7. Conclusion: Scandalous Politics Appendix 1: Testimony at Congressional Hearings on Child Welfare Appendix 2: Data Sources and Descriptive Statistics for Chapter 3 References Selected Interviews Index
Series Title: American governance and public policy series
Responsibility: Juliet F. Gainsborough.


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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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