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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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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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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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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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Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis
Real Social Science presents a new, hands-on approach to social inquiry. The theoretical and methodological ideas behind the book, inspired by Aristotelian phronesis, represent an originalExpand
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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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After Welfare: The Culture of Postindustrial Social Policy
Do contemporary welfare policies reflect the realities of the economy and the needs of those in need of public assistance, or are they based on outdated and idealized notions of work and family life?Expand
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Contextualizing Racial Disparities in American Welfare Reform: Toward a New Poverty Research
As a result of the 1996 reforms, the number of welfare recipients has declined precipitously, and the reform effort has been heralded a “success.” However, a growing body of research indicates racialExpand
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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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Welfare Discipline: Discourse, Governance and Globalization
For the past decade political scientist Sanford Schram has led the academic effort to understand the ways Americans and their political officials talk about welfare. In this important new work,Expand
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