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Scandalous Politics
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Little work has been done to systematically analyze how high-profile incidents of child neglect and abuse shape child welfare policymaking in the United States. In Scandalous Politics, Juliet Gainsborough presents quantitative analysis of all fifty sta

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. xiii
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  1. 1 Introduction: Child Welfare and the Politics of Scandal
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2 The Swinging Pendulum: Child Welfare Policy at the National Level
  2. pp. 24-50
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  1. 3 States, Scandals, and Child Welfare Policy
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. 4 Florida: Scandal, Electoral Politics, and Leadership Change
  2. pp. 72-95
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  1. 5 Colorado: Investigative Journalism, Local Control, and Minor Reform
  2. pp. 96-118
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  1. 6 New Jersey: Scandals, Courts, and Ongoing Reform
  2. pp. 119-142
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  1. 7 Conclusion: Scandalous Politics
  2. pp. 143-165
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  1. Appendix 1: Testimony at Congressional Hearings on Child Welfare
  2. pp. 167-172
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  1. Appendix 2: Data Sources and Descriptive Statistics for Chapter 3
  2. pp. 173-175
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  1. References
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. Selected Interviews
  2. pp. 191-193
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-207
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