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The submerged state : how invisible government policies undermine American democracy, Suzanne Mettler

Label
The submerged state : how invisible government policies undermine American democracy
Title
The submerged state
Title remainder
how invisible government policies undermine American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Mettler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades, federal policymakers have increasingly shunned the outright disbursing of benefits to individuals and families and favored instead less visible and more indirect incentives and subsidies, from tax breaks to payments for services to private companies. These submerged policies obscure the role of government and exaggerate that of the market. As a result, citizens are unaware not only of the benefits they receive, but of the massive advantages given to powerful interests, such as insurance companies and the financial industry. Neither do they realize that the policies of the submerged state shower their largest benefits on the most affluent Americans, exacerbating inequality. The author analyzes three Obama reforms: student aid, tax relief, and health care; to reveal the submerged state and its consequences, demonstrating how structurally difficult it is to enact policy reforms and even to obtain public recognition for achieving them. She concludes with recommendations for reform to help make hidden policies more visible and governance more comprehensible to all Americans
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Mettler, Suzanne
Dewey number
320.60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • Americans
  • United States
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Americans
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and government
  • Public welfare
  • Public welfare
  • Social policy
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
The submerged state : how invisible government policies undermine American democracy, Suzanne Mettler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-152) 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
Contents
Confronting the submerged state -- Governance unseen -- The politics of the submerged state -- From nudge to reveal / with Matt Guardino -- Scaling back the submerged state -- The victory for student aid -- Sustaining and expanding the submerged state -- Tax and health policy -- Toward visible and vibrant democracy
Control code
ocn711050857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780226521657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011017776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6900131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711050857
Label
The submerged state : how invisible government policies undermine American democracy, Suzanne Mettler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-152) 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
Contents
Confronting the submerged state -- Governance unseen -- The politics of the submerged state -- From nudge to reveal / with Matt Guardino -- Scaling back the submerged state -- The victory for student aid -- Sustaining and expanding the submerged state -- Tax and health policy -- Toward visible and vibrant democracy
Control code
ocn711050857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780226521657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011017776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6900131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711050857

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