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Measuring Citizen and Government Ideology in the American States
We construct dynamic measures of the ideology of a state's citizens and political leaders, using the roll call voting scores of state congressional delegations, the outcomes of congressionalExpand
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Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race
"Disciplining the Poor" lays out the underlying logic of contemporary poverty governance in the United States. The authors argue that poverty governance - how social welfare policy choices get made,Expand
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Measuring Citizen and Government Ideology in the U.S. States: A Re-appraisal
Berry et al.'s (1998) measures of U.S. state citizen and government ideology rely on unadjusted interest-group ratings for a state's members of Congress to infer information about (1) the ideologicalExpand
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The third level of US welfare reform: governmentality under neoliberal paternalism
US welfare reform involves more than dramatic caseload reductions and a shift from cash assistance to services. Its operations today reflect significant changes in poverty governance as aExpand
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Deciding to Discipline: Race, Choice, and Punishment at the Frontlines of Welfare Reform
Welfare sanctions are financial penalties applied to individuals who fail to comply with welfare program rules. Their widespread use reflects a turn toward disciplinary approaches to povertyExpand
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The organization of discipline: From performance management to perversity and punishment
Drawing on participant observation, in-depth interviews, and statistical analysis of administrative data, this article explores the operation of performance management in the Florida WelfareExpand
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An Annual Cost of Living Index for the American States, 1960-1995
An enormous amount of research on state politics and policy relies on monetary variables. Such variables are affected by differences in the purchasing power of a dollar over time and across states,Expand
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Devolution, Discretion, and the Effect of Local Political Values on TANF Sanctioning
One of welfare reform’s most significant consequences is the devolution of policy‐making authority from the federal government and states to local governments and frontline workers. What is perhapsExpand
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The Measurement and Stability of State Citizen Ideology
Does state political ideology change over time? Brace et al. (2004, 537) say no, based on their analysis of three longitudinal measures of state citizen ideology: Berry et al.'s (1998) indicator thatExpand
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The Color of Devolution: Race, Federalism, and the Politics of Social Control
In this article, we seek to advance scholarship on the origins and consequences of policy devolution by analyzing state decisions to give local authorities control over welfare policy. The first partExpand
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