Deforming Welfare: How the Dominant Narratives of Devolution and Privatization Subverted Federal Welfare Reform
Jon D. Michaels
University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 573, 2004
This article challenges the prevailing conventional wisdom that attests to the natural alliance between welfare reform and devolution; it identifies the serious harms that are engendered when states, for-profit corporations, and faith-based institutions implement the federal imperatives of welfare reform; and, ultimately, it puts forth a more dynamic, alternative policy framework that seeks to privilege both local voices and federal stewardship by forging anti-poverty partnerships centered on federal-state and public-private cooperatives.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 98
Keywords: federalism, devolution, welfare law, poverty law, administrative law, Establishment Clause, church-state relations, faith-based initiatives
Date posted: August 4, 2005