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Congressional Oversight and Social Welfare Policy

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the advocacy efforts of members of Congress for policies designed to help poor people. It investigates whether the differences that exist between black, Latino, and white ... More


Conclusion

Richard Gunther and P. Nikiforos Diamandouros

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

Southern Europe's historic “exceptionalism” has been replaced by a convergence with Western Europe in several important aspects of public policy: inadequate and regressive taxation systems have been ... More


The Beveridge Report and the Implementation of the Welfare State

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the story of the 1942 Beveridge Report and the beginnings of the welfare state. The policies proposed by Beveridge and the 1945–48 legislation were logical extensions of ... More


Living Standards in Edwardian England and the Liberal Welfare Reforms

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that the Liberal Welfare Reforms of 1906–11, which created a safety net reducing the economic insecurity associated with industrial capitalism, marked a watershed in the history ... More


What Was Gained

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's major findings. The road to the welfare state of the 1940s was not a wide and straight thoroughfare through Victorian and Edwardian Britain. As the ... More


Social Welfare Policy and Living Standards between the Wars

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the interwar expansion of social welfare policies and their role in alleviating economic insecurity in an era of unprecedented unemployment. The social security system ... More


Social Security in the SADCC States of Southern Africa: Social-Welfare Programmes and the Reduction of Household Vulnerability

Morgan Richard

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter premises that the greatest single factor now affecting the development and effectiveness of social-welfare policies and programmes in the Southern African Development Co-ordination ... More


Ireland

Despina Alexiadou

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

The role of Irish ministers of social affairs, employment, and finance is investigated in this chapter. Ireland is a majoritarian system, in which coalition and single-party cabinets have been ... More


Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Despina Alexiadou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Ministerial appointments and cabinet reshuffles routinely feature in newspaper headlines and news show discussions. Political commentators see them as crucial political choices regarding governments’ ... More


Global Aging

M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad and Moon Choi

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Unprecedented population aging is taking place around the world. Both the number and proportion of older persons (sixty years of age and older) have been steadily increasing over the past half ... More


Landscapes of voluntarism: New spaces of health, welfare and governance

Christine Milligan and David Conradson (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346322
eISBN:
9781447302650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book brings together a collection of new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK - settings where issues of voluntarism and participation have become ... More


Introduction

Despina Alexiadou

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Do individual ministers make a difference in policy, and if so how? And in turn, what determines ministerial appointments? We need to look beyond political parties to predict policy outcomes because ... More


The Netherlands

Despina Alexiadou

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 investigates the role of social affairs, employment, and finance ministers in the Netherlands, starting with the purple coalition in 1994 to the end of the PvdA/CDA grand-coalition in 2009. ... More


Greece

Despina Alexiadou

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 investigates the policy role of Greek ministers of social affairs, employment, and finance. Starting in 1981 to the year 2000, the chapter study four social democratic single-party majority ... More


Reconstituting the Submerged State: The Challenges of Social Policy Reform in the Obama Era

Suzanne Mettler

in Obama at the Crossroads: Politics, Markets, and the Battle for America's Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199845361
eISBN:
9780190252625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199845361.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Obama as he sought to reform social welfare policy, and how these may likely curtail the perceived and actual political effectiveness even of his policy ... More


Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Stephen R. Ortiz (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This anthology compiles some of the best new work on the formation and impact of veterans’ policy, the politics of veterans’ issues, and veterans’ political engagement over the course of the ... More


Inequality in the Social Mind

Meghan Condon and Amber Wichowsky

in The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691732
eISBN:
9780226691909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691909.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a puzzle: why hasn’t American support for social welfare spending increased with growing inequality? After showing how public opinion about inequality and social spending has ... More


The Positions of Clergy on Contemporary Issues of Public Life

Corwin E. Smidt

in Pastors and Public Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455491
eISBN:
9780190455521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455491.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the change and continuity evident in the political attitudes held by Protestant clergy over the past two decades. The first section of the chapter examines the issue positions ... More


Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Susan D. Carle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This book uncovers the forgotten contributions of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century national organizations—including the National Afro-American League, the National Afro-American ... More


Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Gunnar Almgren

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

While the Obama administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to ... More


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