William Plowden, 11 July 1991
Show More American Social Welfare Policy: A Structural Approach by Howard Karger and David Stoesz.
Longman, 371 pp., £18.95, November 1990, 0 8013 0193 9Show More
America’s Misunderstood Welfare State by Theodore Marmor, Jerry Mashaw and Philip Harvey.
Basic Books, 268 pp., $22.95, October 1990, 9780465001224Show More
The American Prospect edited by Paul Starr and Robert Kuttner.
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“... targeted is crucial.’ Much of the historical background to all this is documented by Karger and Stoesz. Their conclusion is ruefully pessimistic. They note that ‘the welfare state has served as the perfect “fall guy” for those who are displeased with government social programs,’ and foresee a broadly conservative orientation to US social welfare ...”