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The Resource States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972, Karen M. Tani, (electronic resource)

States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972, Karen M. Tani, (electronic resource)

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States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972
Title
States of dependency
Title remainder
welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972
Statement of responsibility
Karen M. Tani
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who bears responsibility for the poor, and who may exercise the power that comes with that responsibility? Amid the Great Depression, American reformers answered this question in new ways, with profound effects on long-standing practices of governance and entrenched understandings of citizenship. States of Dependency traces New Deal welfare programs over the span of four decades, asking what happened as money, expertise and ideas travelled from a federal administrative epicenter in Washington, DC, through state and local bureaucracies, and into diverse and divided communities. Drawing on a wealth of previously un-mined legal and archival sources, Karen Tani reveals how reformers attempted to build a more bureaucratic, centralized and uniform public welfare system; how traditions of localism, federalism and hostility toward the 'undeserving poor' affected their efforts; and how, along the way, more and more Americans came to speak of public income support in the powerful but limiting language of law and rights. The resulting account moves beyond attacking or defending Americans' reliance on the welfare state to explore the complex network of dependencies undergirding modern American governance
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UkCbUP
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Tani, Karen M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Social rights
  • Social security
Label
States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972, Karen M. Tani, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Apr 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I: Introduction; 1. A new deal for poor relief? The modern American state and the endurance of the local; 2. An 'appeal to attitude': rights as an administrative tool; 3. Human needs and legal rights: competing visions of governance in 1940s welfare administration; 4. Claiming welfare rights: fair hearings, state-court claims, and a forgotten federal case; Part II: Introduction; 5. Dependency and its discontents: the fractious politics of federal grants; 6. States' rights meet welfare rights: federal administrative enforcement in the age of rehabilitation and resistance; 7. Unsuitable homes, undeserving fathers, and the administrative origins of poverty law; 8. Subjects of the constitution, slaves to statutes: the judicial articulation of welfare rights; Conclusion; Appendix. Figures and tables
Control code
ssib025093521
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781139924665
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025093521
Label
States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972, Karen M. Tani, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Apr 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I: Introduction; 1. A new deal for poor relief? The modern American state and the endurance of the local; 2. An 'appeal to attitude': rights as an administrative tool; 3. Human needs and legal rights: competing visions of governance in 1940s welfare administration; 4. Claiming welfare rights: fair hearings, state-court claims, and a forgotten federal case; Part II: Introduction; 5. Dependency and its discontents: the fractious politics of federal grants; 6. States' rights meet welfare rights: federal administrative enforcement in the age of rehabilitation and resistance; 7. Unsuitable homes, undeserving fathers, and the administrative origins of poverty law; 8. Subjects of the constitution, slaves to statutes: the judicial articulation of welfare rights; Conclusion; Appendix. Figures and tables
Control code
ssib025093521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781139924665
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025093521

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