By Andrea Louise Campbell
Some teams perform politics greater than others. Why? And does it topic for coverage results? during this richly exact and fluidly written e-book, Andrea Campbell argues that democratic participation and public coverage powerfully make stronger one another. via a case learn of senior voters within the usa and their political task round Social defense, she exhibits how hugely participatory teams get their coverage personal tastes fulfilled, and the way public coverage itself is helping create political inequality.
Using a wealth of distinct survey and old information, Campbell exhibits how the improvement of Social defense helped remodel seniors from the main beleaguered to the main politically lively age staff. therefore empowered, seniors actively protect their courses from proposed threats, shaping coverage results. The participatory results are most powerful for low-income seniors, who're such a lot depending on Social defense. this system therefore reduces political inequality in the senior population--a laudable effect--while expanding inequality among seniors and more youthful citizens.
A short glance throughout rules indicates that software results will not be continuously confident. Welfare recipients are even much less participatory than their modest socioeconomic backgrounds may suggest, as a result of demeaning and disenfranchising technique of proving eligibility. Campbell concludes that software layout profoundly shapes the character of democratic citizenship. And proposed policies--such as Social safeguard privatization--must be evaluated for either their financial and political results, as the very caliber of democratic govt is encouraged through the types of regulations it chooses.
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How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Political Activism and the American Welfare State (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) by Andrea Louise Campbell