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The masses are the ruling classes : policy romanticism, democratic populism, and social welfare in America

Author: William M Epstein
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Masses are the Ruling Classes' argues that popular sentiments rule social decision making and that elites are essentially obedient to democratic preferences, and not the other way around.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William M Epstein
ISBN: 9780190865948 0190865946
OCLC Number: 1023561365
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Section I Explaining Social Policy Making --
Introduction: The Ruling Masses --
1. Precursors to Policy Romanticism --
2. Policy Romanticism --
3. An American Archetype: The Quest for the Authentic Self --
Psychology, Pop Psychology, and Self-Help --
4. Spiritualism, Religion, and Other Romantic Quests for the Authentic Self --
Section II Policy Romanticism and American Social Welfare --
5. Year Up --
6. Communities in Schools --
7. Generations of Hope Communities --
8. The Food Stamp Program --
9. Food Stamps and Public Welfare.
Responsibility: William Epstein.

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'The Masses are the Ruling Classes' argues that popular sentiments rule social decision making and that elites are essentially obedient to democratic preferences, and not the other way around.

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