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Learning from Leaders
Learning from Leaders (May 2000)
Welfare Reform, Politics and Policy in Five Midwestern States
Carol S. Weissert - Editor

Discusses welfare reform in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Several Midwestern states have been leaders on welfare reform in the 1990s and have led the way for other states in implementing the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This book provides detailed analyses of the political rationales and processes that preceded the federal direction to states to dramatically alter...(Read More)
 
 
Evaluating Comprehensive State Welfare Reform
Evaluating Comprehensive State Welfare Reform (March 2000)
The Wisconsin Works Program
Burt S. Barnow - Editor
Thomas Kaplan - Editor
Robert A. Moffitt - Editor

Discusses issues involved in evaluating the new reforms, and applies those issues to the evaluation of welfare reform in Wisconsin.

The recent delegation of authority for welfare programs from the federal government to the states has stimulated increasingly complex and comprehensive reforms which seek in part to generate social messages that discourage dependency on public assistance, promote work, and influence famil...(Read More)
 
 
Implementing the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996
Implementing the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996 (January 1999)
A First Look
Richard P. Nathan - Author
Thomas L. Gais - Author

Examines the implementation of the 1996 national welfare reform act and summarizes field-research findings.

Focusing on what happens to national policies after they are made, the authors discover that there are surprises in the implementation of the 1996 Personal Responsibility Act and its connections to other social agencies and programs. Bureaucracies typically don’t change this much and this fast. Why did it happen this time around?...(Read More)
 
 
The Day After Reform
The Day After Reform (November 1997)
Sobering Campaign Finance Lessons from the American States
Michael J. Malbin - Author
Thomas L. Gais - Author

Utilizing surveys, reports, and interviews, looks at the states to see how campaign finance reforms have worked out in fact, after organizations have had a chance to adapt to them.

For more than twenty-five years, campaign finance reform has been based on assumptions that no longer match the realities of modern campaigning. Despite this, many of the supposedly new proposals on the national agenda continue to be based ...(Read More)
 
 
New Life at Ground Zero
New Life at Ground Zero (July 1997)
New York, Home Ownership, and the Future of American Cities
Charles J. Orlebeke - Author

Presents a lively in-depth look at the efforts and struggles of the New York City Housing Partnership to build moderate and middle-income housing in New York City.

Not long ago, the South Bronx and other devastated New York City neighborhoods had become legendary as the worst urban war zones, so infamous that busloads of foreign tourists would ask to be taken there to snap pictures of the rubble. What's more, the...(Read More)
 
 
Charter Revision in the Empire State
Charter Revision in the Empire State (March 1997)
The Politics of New York's 1967 Constitutional Convention
Henrik N. Dullea - Author

Provides an eyewitness record of the people, events, issues, and legacy of this failed convention.

Few citizens know much about the constitution of their state. Some don't even know there is one. Yet state constitutions are basic instruments of our democracy. They structure state and local government and stipulate the rights of citizenship.

In New York State, as in others, the Constituti...(Read More)
 
 
Decision 1997
Decision 1997 (March 1997)
Constitutional Change in New York
Gerald Benjamin - Editor
Henrik N. Dullea - Editor

Discusses why state constitutions matter, the structures and processes of governments, and the rights of citizens.

Few citizens know much about the constitution of their state. Some don't even know there is one. Yet state constitutions are basic instruments of our democracy. They structure state and local government and stipulate the rights of citizenship.

In New York State, as in others...(Read More)
 
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