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The Resource Boomerang : Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics, Theda Skocpol

Boomerang : Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics, Theda Skocpol

Label
Boomerang : Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics
Title
Boomerang
Title remainder
Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics
Statement of responsibility
Theda Skocpol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Health reform, a popular issue that Bill Clinton and the Democrats skillfully featured in the 1992 campaign, became the spearpoint of the most concerted attack on government in recent American history. One year after it had been introduced to acclaim from almost all quarters, Clinton's compromise plan lay in political wreckage
  • In this incisive account, a prize-winning Harvard social scientist draws on contemporary documents, media coverage, and confidential White House strategy memos to offer deep insights into the changing terrain of U.S. politics and public policy. President Clinton and his closest advisers thought they had found an ideal "middle way" between excessive government regulation end the play of free market forces in their plan to extend health care coverage to all Americans, not foreseeing that they were creating an ideal target for their political enemies. By 1994 the conservatives needed a cause to attract middle-class voters and unite widespread groups in opposition to the federal government and an already weakened Democratic party. The Health Security bill, as Theda Skocpol discloses, inadvertently became a perfect foil for antigovernment mobilization. Its enemies found it easy to distort while its supporters failed to marshal their forces at a critical time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skocpol, Theda
Dewey number
362.1/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
S56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health care reform
  • Social security
  • United States
  • United States
  • Health Care Reform
  • Politics
  • Social Security
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Boomerang : Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics, Theda Skocpol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33207300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780393039702
Lccn
95039074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Boomerang : Clinton's health security effort and the turn against government in U.S. politics, Theda Skocpol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33207300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780393039702
Lccn
95039074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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