The Resource The perils of federalism : race, poverty and the politics of crime control, Lisa L. Miller

The perils of federalism : race, poverty and the politics of crime control, Lisa L. Miller

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The perils of federalism : race, poverty and the politics of crime control
Title
The perils of federalism
Title remainder
race, poverty and the politics of crime control
Statement of responsibility
Lisa L. Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Lisa L. Miller asks, how does America's multi-tiered political system shape crime policy in ways that empower the higher levels of government yet demobilize and disempower local communities? After all, crime has a disproportionate impact on poor and minority communities, which typically connect crime and violence to broader social and economic inequities at the local level. As The Perils of Federalism powerfully demonstrates, though, the real control to set policy lies with the state and federal governments, and at these levels single-issue advocates - gun rights groups as well as prison, prosecutorial, and law enforcement agencies - are able to shape policy over the heads of the people most affected by the issue."
  • "Taking readers from the streets of Philadelphia to the halls of Congress, she details how and why our system operates in the way that it does. Ultimately, the book not only challenges what we think about the advantages of relying on federal power for sensible and fair solutions to longstanding social problems. It also highlights the deep disconnect between the structure of the American political system and the ideals of democratic accountability."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7431
LC item number
.M552 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The perils of federalism : race, poverty and the politics of crime control, Lisa L. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Interests, venues and group participation -- A political history of crime on the congressional agenda -- Crime politics in Congress -- Interest groups and crime politics in the state -- Crime, law and group politics in two urban locales -- Citizenship through participation -- Democratic accountability and social control
Control code
000042769499
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 254 p.
Isbn
9780195331684
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006017
Other control number
2842091
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (OCoLC)196302720

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