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The Resource American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research, David Schultz

American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research, David Schultz

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American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research
Title
American politics in the age of ignorance
Title remainder
why lawmakers choose belief over research
Statement of responsibility
David Schultz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
State and local governments are often trumpeted as laboratories of democracy, capable of significant policy innovation and expertise. Yet the reality is that states more often than not repeatedly reenact failed policies that past research shows do not work. American Politics in the Age of Ignorance contends that policy making is shrouded in many myths and that policy makers often ignore ample research and evidence when it comes to legislating on a range of issues. Examining such hot button issues as restricting immigration and welfare migration, seeking to lure businesses with tax breaks, and providing public subsidies for sports stadiums, this book catalogs a list of repeatedly enacted failed policies that public officials advocate, offering a critical and skeptical analysis of the policy process
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1958-
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Schultz, David A.
Dewey number
320.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.S37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • United States
  • Political sociology
Label
American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research, David Schultz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-133) and index
Contents
States as Laboratories of Futility -- The Truth about Taxes: They Don't Matter Much -- Sportsfare: Welfare for Professional Sports -- Welfare Queens, Calculative Criminals, And the Myth of Homo Economicus -- Sending Signals: Illegal Immigrants and Teenage Sex -- Democracy is the Worst Form of Government -- Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me
Control code
ocn824602861
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 139 p.
Isbn
9781137308719
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012474334
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)824602861
Label
American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research, David Schultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-133) and index
Contents
States as Laboratories of Futility -- The Truth about Taxes: They Don't Matter Much -- Sportsfare: Welfare for Professional Sports -- Welfare Queens, Calculative Criminals, And the Myth of Homo Economicus -- Sending Signals: Illegal Immigrants and Teenage Sex -- Democracy is the Worst Form of Government -- Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me
Control code
ocn824602861
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 139 p.
Isbn
9781137308719
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012474334
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)824602861

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