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The Resource Quixote's ghost : the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy, David Stoesz

Quixote's ghost : the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy, David Stoesz

Label
Quixote's ghost : the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy
Title
Quixote's ghost
Title remainder
the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy
Statement of responsibility
David Stoesz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "American social policy, writes David Stoesz, is currently experiencing an alarming paradigm shift. Quixote's Ghost, an analysis of the ideological fight for control of America's social welfare policy, demonstrates how the Right pirated the pragmatism championed by the Left since the New Deal and what that means for the future of social policy. Stoesz's account documents how conservative think tanks arose to combat the dominance of liberal intellectualism in the university system, and by now have taken command of the "means of analysis," flooding Congress with proposals and effectively shifting American public philosophy from liberalism to conservatism
  • While the Right devoted enormous amounts of energy to reconstructing social policy, Stoesz argues that the American liberal-intellectual class - the Liberati - abandoned its original mission, defecting from the welfare state project to pursue a philosophical tangent, postmodernism, that vilified social policy and romanticized oppressed populations."
  • "Presenting case studies from welfare reform and children's services, he illustrates how both the Right and the Left have shortchanged American social policy. In the process, he proposes radical pragmatism as the solution to counter the dominance of an emerging welfare-industrial complex and revive a Progressive orientation to social policy. Only through citizen empowerment, social mobility, and government restructuring, Stoesz argues, can we effectively craft a new approach to social policy that meets the requirements of the 21st century and transcends the impasse between the Left and the Right."
  • "Quixote's Ghost, framed by the metaphor of a Romantic Left whose actions - like Don Quixote's obsession with chivalry - are out of synch with the present reality, will be of immense interest to students and academics alike. As one of the few books to chart this radical shift in social policy and its implications on the ground, it will be sure to challenge both the Right and the Left to craft a new approach to thinking about American social policy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoesz, David
Dewey number
361.6/1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.S75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Quixote's ghost : the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy, David Stoesz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-244) 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
Paradigm lost -- The architecture of altruism -- Controlling the means of analysis -- The liberati -- Poor policy -- Wednesday's children -- Radical pragmatism -- Renaissance
Control code
56370387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780195181203
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Quixote's ghost : the right, the liberati, and the future of social policy, David Stoesz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-244) 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
Paradigm lost -- The architecture of altruism -- Controlling the means of analysis -- The liberati -- Poor policy -- Wednesday's children -- Radical pragmatism -- Renaissance
Control code
56370387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780195181203
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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