Disciplining the poor : neoliberal paternalism and the persistent power of race /

Disciplining the Poor explains the transformation of poverty governance over the past forty years--why it happened, how it works today, and how it affects people. In the process, it clarifies the central role of race in this transformation and develops a more precise account of how race shapes pover... Full description

Other Authors: Soss, Joe, 1967-, Fording, Richard C., 1964-, Schram, Sanford.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chicago [Ill.] ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2011.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Table of Contents:
  • The rise of neoliberal paternalism
  • The color of neoliberal paternalism
  • Race and social control in the states, 1960-95
  • Race and federalism in welfare's disciplinary turn
  • Studying poverty governance in Florida : why and how
  • The local politics of discipline
  • The marketization of poverty governance
  • Performance, perversity, and punishment
  • Caseworker discretion and decisions to discipline
  • Does neoliberal paternalism matter for the poor?