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by James W. Russell

Author: James W. Russell
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 27, 2006)
Pages: 204 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.3
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Double Standard book. On the surface, his investigation seemingly compares and contrasts social policy between the United States and Europe

Double Standard book. On the surface, his investigation seemingly compares and contrasts social policy between the United States and Europe. Yet, when he delves into the whys of the differences between them, the reader sees one fundamental difference underlying all those other attending differences-one which Russell hermeneutically traces back in history to the United States’ formation and Europe’s feudal heritage.

He examines how Europe and the United States have handled differently, and with different consequences, such . James W. Russell is the Connecticut State University Professor of Sociology at Eastern Connectictut State.

He examines how Europe and the United States have handled differently, and with different consequences, such common social problems as poverty, inequality, unemployment, family support, health care provision, ethnic and racial conflict, and crime. Ultimately, Russell demonstrates that the different European and American social policy orientations have produced different social ways of life, ways of life that are now in contention for the future of western societies.

In this book, Russell analyzes how and why social policy and welfare states evolved differently in the two area. Double Standard presents a historical and comparative examination of comprehensive Western European versus minimalist American welfare states. In this book, Russell analyzes how and why social policy and welfare states evolved differently in the two areas He explores a series of common social problems-from poverty to family support to ethnic and racial conflict-to show how they are handled differently with different consequences. He argues that the European and American social models are in contention forthe future of western societies.

James W. Russell is the Connecticut State University Professor of Sociology at Eastern Connectictut State

James W. He is the author of five other books, including, Societies and Social Life: An Introduction to Sociology, third ed. (Sloan Publishing, 2006), After the Fifth Sun: Class and Race in North America (Prentice Hall, 1994), and Modes of Production in World History (Routledge, 1989). Jim Russell offers us a sweeping portrait of the development of social policy in Europe and America and helps us to understand not only the differences between the European and American welfare state, but why these differences are so important.

He comparatively examines how Europe and the United States have handled common social problems such as poverty, inequality, unemployment, family support, health care provision, ethnic and racial conflict, and crime.

In Double Standard, James W. Russell shows how and why different models of social and welfare policy developed in the United States and Europe. Part One, The Development of Social Policy, discusses the factors that contributed to the different.

Double Standard explores how and why different models of social and welfare policy developed in the United States and Europe, examining common social problems such as poverty, inequality, unemployment, and more. These different social policy orientations have produced disparate social ways of life, ways of life that are now in contention for the future of Western societies.

Today Europeans see their strong welfare states as necessary to counter the worst features of unrestrained capitalism. They pay high taxes to support generous social benefits. Americans, to the contrary, have been conditioned to shudder at the very idea of a welfare state, upholding instead a laissez-faire faith in market solutions to social problems. They pay low taxes and have few tax-subsidized benefits. In this far-ranging study, James W. Russell shows how and why these different models of social and welfare policy developed. He examines how Europe and the United States have handled differently, and with different consequences, such common social problems as poverty, inequality, unemployment, family support, health care provision, ethnic and racial conflict, and crime. Ultimately, Russell demonstrates that the different European and American social policy orientations have produced different social ways of life, ways of life that are now in contention for the future of western societies.