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PUBLIC POLICY.

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1 GORDON, KERMIT (EDITOR). Agenda For The Nation.
The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good clean copy. 
Eighteen of the nation's leading observers of public affairs present a set of penetrating and authoritative essays clarifying major domestic and foreign policy issues and weighing alternative courses of action. 
Price: 4.04 USD
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2 HING, BILL ONG. To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism And The Rhetoric Of Assimilation.
New York University Press, New York: 1997. 0814735231 / 9780814735237 First edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition there is some neat highlighting. 
Considers immigration in the contect of the global economy, and hard facts about downsizing, employment, and job loss. Considers the impact of the United States' increasingly multicultural society on what it means to be an American. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.30 USD
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3 NAKAMURA, ROBERT T. AND SMALLWOOD, FRANK. The Politics Of Policy Implementation.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 1980. 0312627807 / 9780312627805 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Represents an attempt to integrate case study literature on public policy implementation into a more general conceptual framework. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.73 USD
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4 RAPHAEL, JODY. Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, And Poverty.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2000. 1555534384 / 9781555534387 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare. Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent words about her harrowing abuse with descriptions of other women's similar experiences and a rich synthesis of statistical findings, Jody Raphael demonstrates convincingly that domestic violence and dependence on public assistance are intricately linked. In a work that is sure to stir controversy, she challenges traditional views and stereotypes (conservative and liberal) about welfare recipients, arguing that many poor women are neither lazy nor paralyzed by a "culture of poverty," but instead are trapped by their batterers. Bernice's ordeals at the hands of her abusive partner - brutal beatings, violent rapes, threats on her life, stalking, blocked access to birth control, and sabotage of efforts to find a job - resonate throughout the work. The experiences she relates provide crucial insights into the welfare system and illuminate its failures, successes, and potential in helping women like her. This disquieting yet inspiring book puts a human face on the heated public policy debate over welfare reform. Above all, it is Bernice's life story and, through her voice, the story of countless other battered women who are isolated in poverty and welfare by the power and control of their abusers. "A must-read for everyone who wishes to end not just welfare, but poverty 'as we know it." - Patricia Ireland 
Price: 23.70 USD
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