Visions Of Poverty: Welfare Policy And Political Imagination

By: Robert Asen

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To understand completely the welfare policy debates of the last half of the 20th century, the various images of poor people that were present must be considered. “Visions of Poverty” explores these images and the policy debates of the retrenchment era, recounting the ways in which images of the poor appeared in these debates, relaying shifts in images that took place over time, and revealing how images functioned in policy debates to advantage some positions and disadvantage others. Looking to the future, “Visions of Poverty” demonstrates that any future policy agenda must first come to terms with the vivid, disabling images of the poor that continue to circulate. In debating future reforms, participants – whose ranks should include potential recipients – ought to imagine poor people anew. This ground breaking study in policymaking and cultural imagination will be of particular interest to scholars in rhetorical studies, political science, history, and public policy. Printed Pages: 333.

Title: Visions Of Poverty: Welfare Policy And Political Imagination

Author Name: Robert Asen

Categories: India, Human Rights,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2004

ISBN: 8170338654

ISBN 13: 9788170338659

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701789

Keywords: Visions Of Poverty: Welfare Policy And Political Imagination Robert Asen