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Politics and Jobs:
The Boundaries of Employment Policy in the United States
Margaret Weir

Paperback | 1993 | $57.50 | £48.95 | ISBN: 9780691024929
262 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4 | 6 line illus., 11 tables
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Americans claim a strong attachment to the work ethic and regularly profess support for government policies to promote employment. Why, then, have employment policies gained only a tenuous foothold in the United States? To answer this question, Margaret Weir highlights two related elements: the power of ideas in policymaking and the politics of interest formation.

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"Politics and Jobs establishes a new landmark in the study of economic and social policies in the United States. Weir's insightful and analytically powerful book will be widely read and cited for years."--William Julius Wilson, University of Chicago

Table of Contents:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1 Innovations and Boundaries in American Policymaking 3
2 Creating an American Keynesianism 27
3 Race and Politics of Poverty 62
4 Public Employment and the Politics of "Corruption" 99
5 The Political Collapse of Full Employment 130
6 Policy Boundaries and Political Possibilities 163
Notes 181
Index 231

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