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The Resource (Dis)entitling the poor : the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition, Elizabeth Bussiere

(Dis)entitling the poor : the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition, Elizabeth Bussiere

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(Dis)entitling the poor : the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition
Title
(Dis)entitling the poor
Title remainder
the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Bussiere
Title variation
  • Disentitling the poor
  • Entitling the poor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1989 the Supreme Court ruled that the State of Wisconsin was not liable for the brutal beating of a young boy by his father, who had been investigated by the Department of Social Services. In DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, Chief Justice William Rehnquist's majority opinion rejected the claim of the boy's mother that her son had been deprived of his constitutional "right to life." Taking the DeShaney case as her point of departure, Elizabeth Bussiere observes that the idea of a constitutional right to life was first rejected not by the conservative Rehnquist Court but by the liberal Warren Court twenty years earlier. She investigates why the Warren Court, despite its many rulings "entitling" the poor to constitutional protections, refused to identify welfare benefits (or subsistence) as a constitutional right
  • Although focused on the Warren Court, the book explores Western political thought from the seventeenth through late twentieth centuries, draws on American social history from the Age of Jackson through the civil rights era of the 1960s, and utilizes current analytic methods, particularly the "new institutionalism."
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DLC
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Bussiere, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 344.73/03
  • 347.3043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3720
LC item number
.B87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Public welfare
Label
(Dis)entitling the poor : the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition, Elizabeth Bussiere
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Subsistence Rights and the Warren Court -- 2. Artisan Republicanism and Natural Rights in Jacksonian America -- 3. The "Maternalist" Movement for Mothers' Pensions in the Progressive Era -- 4. The New Deal and Aid to Dependent Children -- 5. The Warren Court's "New Equal Protection": Opening the Court to Poor People -- 6. The Failure of Constitutional Welfare Rights in the Warren Court -- 7. Constitutional Obligation and the Liberal "Persuasion" of the Warren Court -- 8. Whither Welfare Entitlements?
Control code
34245042
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780271016023
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96006451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
(Dis)entitling the poor : the Warren Court, welfare rights, and the American political tradition, Elizabeth Bussiere
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Subsistence Rights and the Warren Court -- 2. Artisan Republicanism and Natural Rights in Jacksonian America -- 3. The "Maternalist" Movement for Mothers' Pensions in the Progressive Era -- 4. The New Deal and Aid to Dependent Children -- 5. The Warren Court's "New Equal Protection": Opening the Court to Poor People -- 6. The Failure of Constitutional Welfare Rights in the Warren Court -- 7. Constitutional Obligation and the Liberal "Persuasion" of the Warren Court -- 8. Whither Welfare Entitlements?
Control code
34245042
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780271016023
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96006451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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