Gregory Shank and Tony Platt, eds.
Essays in this issue address the Bush initiative on “faith-based” welfare programs. Long-time critics of US welfare policies point to the dangers of mixing church and state in the funding and support of community-based services and look at the long-term consequences of devolution of welfare policy from the federal to state governments. Authors critique the ideological source of “compassionate conservatism” and examine current initiatives in terms of Republican electoral strategies and the labor market conditions of the New Economy. The “Multicultural Chronology” is a classroom resource that ties together past and present welfare policies.
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Editors, Issue Overview: Welfare and Punishment in the Bush Era [Free Download]
Jock Young, Ian Taylor Remembered
Gwendolyn Mink, Faith in Government?
Rickie Solinger, …But No Faith in the People
Herb Kutchins, Neither Alms Nor a Friend: The Tragedy of Compassionate Conservatism
Robert P. Weiss, Charitable Choice As Neoliberal Social Welfare Strategy
Shanta Pandey and Shannon Collier-Tenison, Welfare Reform: An Exploration of Devolution
Ingrid Phillips Whitaker and Victoria Time, Devolution and Welfare: The Social and Legal Implications of State Inequalities for Welfare Reform in the United States
Anthony M. Platt and Jenifer L. Cooreman, A Multicultural Chronology of Welfare Policy and Social Work in the United States
Anthony M. Platt, Social Insecurity: The Transformation of American Criminal Justice, 1965-2000
Sandra Bass, Policing Space, Policing Race: Social Control Imperatives and Police Discretionary Decisions
Stephen Richards and Jeffrey Ian Ross, Introducing the New School of Convict Criminology
Michael E. Schneider, A Texas Prisoner’s Reaction to Faith-Based Rehabilitation Programs
Joane Martel, Telling the Story: A Study in the Segregation of Women Prisoners
Matthew Yeager, The Ottawa Special Services Project: A Case Study in Destabilization
Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Hsiao-Ming Wang, Mercy and Punishment: Buddhism and the Death Penalty
Raúl Molina-Mejía, Review of Jonas, Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process