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Robert P. Weiss

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Charitable Choice As Neoliberal Social Welfare Strategy

Weiss investigates the White House’s point man for articulating faith’s place in government, John DiIulio. The essay views this development in terms of emergent Republican electoral strategies and the labor market conditions of the New Economy. The author argues that charitable choice is a political maneuver, serving a narrowly partisan political goal for conservative Republicans of capturing more Latino, Asian, and African American votes by appealing to the growing forces of “multicultural conservatism.”

social welfare, Bush, George W., faith-based welfare programs, African Americans, charities, conservatism — United States, criminal justice, Mexican Americans, poverty, United States — religion

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 1 (2001): 35-53