The third level of US welfare reform: governmentality under neoliberal paternalism

@article{Schram2010TheTL,
  title={The third level of US welfare reform: governmentality under neoliberal paternalism},
  author={S. Schram and Joe Soss and Linda Houser and Richard C. Fording},
  journal={Citizenship Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={739 - 754}
}
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 a disciplinary regime. Welfare policy has been transformed by the rise of a ‘new paternalism’ that is deeply entwined with the globally ascendant market-centered philosophy of ‘neoliberalism.’ In this paper, we explain how ‘governance’ under this new system enacts a particular logic of ‘governmentality’ in which… Expand
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