ISBN-10:
0742523055
ISBN-13:
9780742523050
Pub. Date:
07/28/2003
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Edition 1

Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Edition 1

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Overview

Designed to level the playing field between sacred and secular organizations, President George W. Bush's 'faith-based initiative' is intended to allow religious agencies to compete for federal funds to carry out their charitable missions. The initiative has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with a wide range of religious and secular organizations arguing both for and against the plan. Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration looks at the ramifications of the President's attempted policy change and analyzes the 'faith-based initiative' in its larger historical, political, and social context. Noted scholars Jo Renee Formicola, Mary C. Segers, and Paul Weber explore the rationale behind the policy, examine the legal and philosophical counter-arguments, and reveal the political dynamics impacting the legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742523050
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Jo Renee Formicola is professor of political science at Seton Hall University and co-author, with Hubert Morken, of The Politics of School Choice and Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Politics. Mary C. Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University. Her books include Piety, Politics, and Pluralism, A Wall of Seperation?, and Religion in Post-Communist Europe. Paul Weber is professor of political science at the University of Louisville and the author of Equal Separation and The Power of Ideas.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The "Good" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 5 The "Bad" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 6 The "Ugly:" The Politics of the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 7 Conclusions Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Authors

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