Declarations of Dependency

Declarations of Dependency : The Civic Republican Tradition in U.S. Poverty Policy

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Arguing that the controversial political framing of poverty issues in the US is shaped by an ethical tradition derived from civic republicanism that made sense in the agricultural era but is incongruent with postindustrial economic realities, Zundel (ethics and policy studies, U. of Nevada-Las Vegas) examines three policy areas to foster independence rather than dependence: home ownership, cash-aid programs, and policies to make capital ownership more accessible to the poor via individual investment accounts and experiments with the use of credit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • Hardback | 178 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791447219
  • 9780791447215