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Waddan, Alex 1964-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN65, 361.973
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Most widely held works by Alex Waddan
The politics of policy change : welfare, medicare, and social security reform in the United States by Daniel Béland( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: For generations, debating the expansion or contraction of the American welfare state has produced some of the nation's most heated legislative battles. Attempting social policy reform is both risky and complicated, especially when it involves dealing with powerful vested interests, sharp ideological disagreements, and a nervous public. The Politics of Policy Change compares and contrasts recent developments in three major federal policy areas in the United States: welfare, Medicare, and Social Security. Daniel Beland and Alex Waddan argue that we should pay close attention to the role of ideas when explaining the motivations for, and obstacles to, policy change. This insightful book concentrates on three cases of social policy reform (or attempted reform) that took place during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Beland and Waddan further employ their framework to help explain the meaning of the 2010 health insurance reform and other developments that have taken place during the Obama presidency. The result is a book that will improve our understanding of the politics of policy change in contemporary federal politics
Clinton's legacy? : a New Democrat in governance by Alex Waddan( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Clinton came to office promising that he was a 'different type of Democrat'. He pledged that his policies would articulate a bold new 'Third Way' in the form of a radical centrist program. In order to examine the actual impact of the Clinton era, the book places his Presidency in the context of the history of Democratic failures at presidential level and asks how his administration responded to the developing challenges in the areas of political economy, social welfare and cultural politics
Obamacare wars : federalism, state politics, and the Affordable Care Act by Daniel Béland( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Obamacare Wars shows how the law's intergovernmental structure, which entails the participation of both the federal government and the states, has deeply shaped the politics of implementation. Focusing on the creation of insurance exchanges, the expansion of Medicaid, and execution of regulatory reforms, Daniel Béland, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan examine how opponents of the ACA fought back against its implementation. They also explain why opponents of the law were successful in some efforts and not in others -- and not necessarily in a seemingly predictable red vs. blue pattern. Their work identifies the role of policy legacies, institutional fragmentation, and public sentiments in each instance as states grappled with new institutions, as in the case of the exchanges, or existing structures, in Medicaid and regulatory reform. Looking broadly at national trends and specifically at the experience of individual states, Obamacare Wars brings much-needed clarity to highly controversial but little-understood aspects of the Affordable Care Act's odyssey, with implications for how we understand the future trajectory of health reform, as well as the multiple forms of federalism in American politics"--Publisher's website
The politics of social welfare : the collapse of the centre and the rise of the right by Alex Waddan( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grip of conservative ideas on political agendas has been a feature of the latter part of the 20th century. Waddan examines this phenomenon and sets the stage for the policy battles at the turn of the century
The politics of social policy reform in the United States : the Clinton and W. Bush presidencies reconsidered by Daniel Béland( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American right after Reagan by Edward Ashbee( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely and significant book provides a comprehensive overview of right-wing ideology and policy-making in the years since Ronald Reagan left office, and an explanation of the reasons why the Republicans, the 'party of Reagan', turned towards Donald Trump. The authors assess the ways in which the Reagan legacy, rather than the empirical realities of his tenure, has impacted economic, social and cultural policy formation and conservative efforts at reshaping the United States. They also evaluate the changing relationships between different ideological currents on the right. Against this background, The American Right after Reagan discusses Trump's insurgent populism and the profound tensions that have marked his presidency. This thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to scholars in political science and American Studies, in particular those studying US domestic or foreign policy during this period. It will also provide useful insights for those seeking to understand the recent rise of right-wing populism and Trump's ascendancy"--
The politics of social welfare and the rise of the right by Alex Waddan( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A liberal in wolf's clothing : Nixon's family assistance plan in the light of 1990s welfare reform by Alex Waddan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trump Politics - 2018 Midterms and Beyond( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wilsonian explanations for American conflicts : a revaluation of the use of the Wilsonian framework to evaluate conflicts in the history of the United States by Ashley John Cox( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teh politics of social welfare : the collapse of the centre and the rise of the right by Alex Waddan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Policy change in flat pensions comparing Canada and the UK by Daniel Béland( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adopting a historical and comparative perspective, this article explores the politics of flat old-age pensions in the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada, two liberal countries in which this type of program is at the foundation of the public pension system. The article focuses on changes that affect eligibility criteria and benefit levels. It concludes that, in both countries, pension reform efforts have followed contradictory trajectories but, overall, despite being a non-contributory program, Canada’s Old Age Security has proved more resilient than the UK’s Basic State Pension, a reality that challenges the well-known claim that contributory pension programs are more resistant to restructuring than non-contributory ones."
The Obama administration and United States trade policy by Edward Ashbee( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of social welfare by Alex Waddan( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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