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That's not what we meant to do : reform and its unintended consequences in twentieth-century America

Author: Steven M Gillon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"With a merciless eye for historical absurdity, Steven M. Gillon examines this century's reforms and legal innovation - federal welfare policy, community mental health, immigration, and campaign finance reform, to name an additional few - and describes the unintended consequences of their enactment. The result is a brisk, instructive, and disturbing study that will be required reading for all students of government  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Gillon
ISBN: 0393048845 9780393048841 0393978664 9780393978667
OCLC Number: 42889804
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: American exceptionalism and the promise of unintended consequences --
Irony of reform: origins of Federal Welfare Policy, 1935 --
Politics of deinstitutionalization: the Community Health Act of 1963 --
Strange career of affirmative action: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 --
Still the golden door?: the Immigration Act of 1965 --
Politics of campaign finance reform: the Federal Election Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1974.
Other Titles: That is not what we meant to do
Responsibility: Steven M. Gillon.
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