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Navigating the political backlash

Anne Daguerre

in Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores how Obama progressive policies prompted a strong political and ideological backlash. It explains how the Tea Party accentuated partisan polarization, a trend that characterizes ... More


American exceptionalism, multicultural civil society and Plato’s noble lie

Fred Powell

in The politics of civil society: Big society and small government

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447307150
eISBN:
9781447310853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307150.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the United States of America, the quintessential modern multiculturalist civil society. It is the ‘melting pot’, in which the poor and hungry of the world have been drawn to ... More


New models of community organising

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter how the ideas of community organising are constantly evolving and being reinterpreted by practitioners. These developments are explored through a survey of community organisers. The ... More


Introduction

Anne Daguerre

in Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The introductory chapter sets out the broad political context that helps explain the Obama partial success in terms of antipoverty policies. It points out to major contradictions in the American ... More


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