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Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights

Author: Sandra R Levitsky
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Caring for Our Own inverts an enduring question of social welfare politics. Rather than ask why the American state hasn't responded to unmet social welfare needs by expanding social entitlements, this book asks: Why don't American families view unmet social welfare needs as the basis for demands for new state entitlements? The answer, Sandra Levitsky argues, lies in a better understanding of how individuals imagine  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra R Levitsky
ISBN: 9780199993123 0199993122 9780199993130 0199993130
OCLC Number: 905939498
Description: xii, 210 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Acknowledgements --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: The Experience of Contemporary Caregiving --
Chapter 3: The Transformation of Private Needs into Public Issues --
Chapter 4: The Construction of Political Solutions to Unmet Long-Term Care Needs --
Chapter 5: Communicating Grievances-Policy Feedback and the Deserving Citizen --
Chapter 6: Communicating Grievances-Obstacles to Activism --
Chapter 7: Caring for Our Own --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Sandra R. Levitsky.

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Caring for Our Own explores why American families don't translate their unmet long-term care needs into political demands for policy reform. The book considers the ways in which existing social  Read more...

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With such compelling data, Caring for Our Own offers important lessons for researchers interested in policy feedback effects and political mobilization, as well as other fields. * Hana E. Brown, Read more...

 
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