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Published: 11 August 2005

264 Pages | 2 line drawings and numerous tables


ISBN: 9780195181203

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Quixote's Ghost

The Right, the Liberati, and the Future of Social Policy

David Stoesz

  • *Charts the ascendency of conservatism as the dominant ideology in American policy
  • *Critiques both the Right and the Left for shortchanging American social policy
  • *Illustrates how social workers have abandonded their mission in favor of academic distractions
  • *Presents case studies from welfare reform and children's services
  • *Explains how the Right hijacked prgamatism from the Left and what that means for social welfare policy
  • *Proposes radical pragmatism as the means to revive a progressive orientation to policy: citizen empowerment, social mobility, and government restructuring

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