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The New Welfare Consensus
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
The New Welfare Consensus
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Darren Barany - Author
Price: $90.00 
Hardcover - 288 pages
Release Date: August 2018
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7055-9

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Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.

Families on welfare in the United States are the target of much public indignation from not only the general public but also political figures and the very workers whose job it is to help the poor. The question is, What explains this animus and, more specifically, the failure of the United States to prioritize a sufficient social wage for poor families outside of labor markets? The New Welfare Consensus offers acomprehensive look at welfare in the United States and how it has evolved in the last few decades. Darren Barany examines the origins of American antiwelfarism and traces how, over time, fundamentally conservative ideas became the dominant way of thinking about the welfare state, work, family, and personal responsibility, resulting in a paternalistic and stingy system of welfare programs.

“This book provides a skilled analysis of the conservative ideology about the welfare state. By analyzing the different strands of conservative thought, Barany shows how this ideology developed and converged into its contemporary form.” — Joel Blau, author of The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy, Fourth Edition

Darren Barany is Assistant Professor of Sociology at LaGuardia Community College, the City University of New York.

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