American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition, Books a la Carte Edition (Connecting Core Competencies)

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9780205053957: American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition, Books a la Carte Edition (Connecting Core Competencies)

Provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States.

 

This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series.

American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition examines social welfare policy in the United States, and includes cutting-edge issues such as information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and much more.

 

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Howard Karger is Professor and Head of the School of Social Work and Human Services, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. David Stoesz was Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University. Howard and David have been friends and colleagues for more than 25 years. In 2001 they collaborated on the creation of policyAmerica, a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating innovations in social policy. In addition to American Social Welfare Policy, they coauthored (with Lela Costin) The Politics of Child Abuse in America (Oxford University Press, 1996) and Reconstructing the American Welfare State (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992). Howard’s book, Shortchanged: Life and Debt in the Fringe Economy (Berret-Koehler, 2005) examines the financial practices and products that exploit millions of American families and won the 2006 Independent Publishers Award in Finance/Investment/Economics. David’s book, Quixote’s Ghost: The Right, the Liberati, and the Future of Social Policy (Oxford University Press, 2005), explains how conservatives have assumed control of domestic policy and proposes a new framework for social policy. It won the 2006 Pro Humanitate Literary Award. Howard lives in Brisbane, Australia; David and his son Julio live in Alexandria, Virginia.

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