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Mead, Lawrence M.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 11,850 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HV95, 362.50973
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Most widely held works by Lawrence M Mead
Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform by Mary Jo Bane( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new paternalism : supervisory approaches to poverty by Lawrence M Mead( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare reform and political theory by Lawrence M Mead( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, the great national issue was how to help ordinary, workaday Americans achieve the good things in life. Today, we are preoccupied with--and increasingly divided over--how to cope with the problems of poor and dependent Americans, most of whom do not work. The growth in the number of nonworking poor people--and the failure of traditional social reforms to bring them back into the mainstream--has transformed American politics beyond recognition. According to Lawrence Mead, one of this country's leading poverty experts, whose writings have helped shift national welfare policy toward work requirements, we are faced today with a new dependency politics, where the issue is no longer whether there are enough jobs for the poor but why so many poor either cannot or will not work at the jobs available. Throughout the West a politics of morals and personal conduct is driving out older disputes over workers and the organization of society. Mead provides overwhelming and disturbing evidence that passive poverty--the failure of most of the poor to work at all--reflects defeatism more than lack of opportunity. This demoralization of the poor has alienated them from the working majority, with tragic consequences both for them and for America
Beyond entitlement : the social obligations of citizenship by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burdens of freedom : cultural difference and American power by Lawrence M Mead( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burdens of Freedom presents a new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges. The United States is an individualist society where most people seek to realize personal goals and values out in the world. This unusual, inner-driven culture was the chief reason why first Europe, then Britain, and finally America came to lead the world. But today, our deepest problems derive from groups and nations that reflect the more passive, deferential temperament of the non-West. The long-term poor and many immigrants have difficulties assimilating in America mainly because they are less inner-driven than the norm. Abroad, the United States faces challenges from Asia, which is collective-minded, and also from many poorly-governed countries in the developing world. The chief threat to American leadership is no longer foreign rivals like China but the decay of individualism within our own society. The great divide is between the individualist West, for which life is a project, and the rest of the world, in which most people seek to survive rather than achieve. This difference, although clear in research on world cultures, has been ignored in virtually all previous scholarship on American power and public policy, both at home and abroad. Burdens of Freedom is the first book to recognize that difference. It casts new light on America's greatest struggles. It re-evaluates the entire Western tradition, which took individualism for granted. How to respond to cultural difference is the greatest test of our times
Expanding work programs for poor men by Lawrence M Mead( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare reform, which required that poor mothers work in return for assistance, was a watershed in the struggle against poverty for American families. As work levels rose dramatically among low-income women, the welfare rolls were cut in half and many families rose out of poverty. But men's employment is also crucial to uplifting families, and programs designed to encourage work among poor men are often poorly funded and little understood by policymakers. Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men makesthe case that poor fathers, like poor mothers, need "both help and hassle." That is, poor men nee
The Grumman Aerospace and Gulfstream American Gulfstream III case study in aircraft design by Lawrence M Mead( )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YC-14 STOL Prototype : Its Design, Development, and Flight Test by Lawrence M Mead( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightweight Fighter Program : a Successful Approach to Fighter Technology Transition by Lawrence M Mead( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of building and engineering contracts : and of the duties and liabilities of architects, engineers and surveyors by Alfred A Hudson( )

12 editions published between 1926 and 1946 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government matters : welfare reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Good government" is commonly seen either as a formidable challenge, a distant dream, or an oxymoron, and yet it is the reason why Wisconsin led America toward welfare reform. In this book, Lawrence Mead shows in depth what the Badger State did and - just as important - how it was done. Wisconsin's welfare reform was the most radical in the country, and it began far earlier than that in most other states
From prophecy to charity : how to help the poor by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence M. Mead critiques the moral presuppositions of past and current endeavors to alleviate poverty and provides a framework for future efforts based on an approach proven to actually help those in need: charity rooted in love. --from publisher description
From welfare to work : lessons from America by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Blair has committed his government to tackling the growing underclass of long-term unemployed. Of all the programmes under discussion, none is generating more interest than 'welfare-to-work'. In this collection of essays Professor Lawrence Mead of New York University, one of America's foremost experts on 'workfare', summarises his extensive research. He starts from the position that the main cause of poverty is non-work: poor people are either unemployed or only spasmodically employed. Furthermore, Mead shows that the widely-accepted explanations for this non-work - lack of childcare, poor jobskills, the decline of heavy industry - are only partially convincing. The main reason for non-work is that poor people have sunk into a culture of poverty: they have stopped even expecting to work. Editor Alan Deacon has assembled a group of experts to respond to Mead's proposals from a British perspective, including Frank Field MP, the Minister for Welfare Reform
Institutional analysis : an approach to implementation problems in Medicaid by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of welfare in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond entitlement by Lawrence M Mead( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mead's timely and closely reasoned analysis makes a strong intellectual and moral case for a more authoritative welfare policy
Poverty : the problem of the overview by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new paternalism in action : welfare reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are welfare employment programs effective? by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform
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The new paternalism : supervisory approaches to povertyWelfare reform and political theoryThe new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in AmericaBeyond entitlement : the social obligations of citizenshipExpanding work programs for poor menGovernment matters : welfare reform in WisconsinBeyond entitlement
Alternative Names
Lawrence M. Mead eolaí polaitíochta Meiriceánach

Lawrence M. Mead politólogo estadounidense

Lawrence Mead

Lawrence Mead Amerikaans politicoloog

Mead, Lawrence 1943-

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English (136)