Introduction: What Went Right?.
Why the Clinton Administration Did Not Alter The Conservative Trajectory in Federal Policy: Michael Schwartz (SUNY-Stony Brook).
Part I: Welfare, Social Security, and the State of Austerity:.
1. Welfare and the Transformation of American Politics: Frances Fox Piven (CUNY-Graduate Center).
2. The Democratic Party and the Politics of Welfare Reform: Ron Walters (University of Maryland).
3. Urban America: Crushed in the Growth Machine: Harvey Molotch (University of California, Santa Barbara).
4. Rhetoric, Recision, and Reaction: The Development of Homelessness Policy: Cynthia Bogard (Hofstra), and J. Jeff McConnell (SUNY-Stony Brook).
5. Social Security Policy and the Entitlement Debate: The New American Exceptionalism: Jill Quadagno (Florida State University).
Part II: Welfare-Warfare Spending, Technology, and the Global Economy:.
6. Wealth and Poverty in the National Economy: The Domestic Foundations of Clinton's Global Policy: Morris Morley (Macquarie University) and James Petras (SUNY - Binghampton).
7. America's Military Industrial Make-Over: Ann Markusen (Council on Foreign Relations).
8. Big Missions and Big Business: Military and Corporate Dominance of Federal Science Policy: Gregory Hooks (Washington State) and Gregory McLauchlan (University of Oregon).
9. Active-competitive Industrial Policy: From Elite Project to Logics of Action: J. Kenneth Benson and Nick Paretsky (University of Missouri).
10. Where Are All the Democrats?The Limits of Economic Policy Reform: Patrick Akard (Skidmore College).
11. Failure of Health-Care Reform: The Role of Big Business in Policy Formation: Beth Mintz (University of Vermont).
Part III: Acting Out Conservative Ideology:.
12. The Malignant Masses on CNN: Media Use of Public Opinion Polls to Fabricate the "Conservative Majority" against Health-Care Reform: Clarence Y. H. Lo (University of Missouri).
13. Popular Consensus or Political Extortion?Making Soldiers the Means and Ends of U. S. Military Deployments: Jerry Lee Lembcke (Holy Cross College).
14. Theorizing and Politicizing Choice in the 1996 election: Zillah Eisenstein (Ithica College).
15. The Right Family Values: Judith Stacey (University of Southern California).
16. Contradictions in the Conservative Agenda: Welfare Reform and Reproductive Politics on a Collision Course: Carole Joffe (University of California - Davis).
Business Action, Conservative Acting, and Institutional Enactment: Economic Constraints on Social Policy: Clarence Y. H. Lo (University of Missouri).
List of Contributors.