“I’m thrilled that NYU Press shares my vision for the book. They recognize that people on both ends of the political spectrum are searching for solutions to growing inequality and see Our Strength Is in Our Unity as a meaningful part of the discussion. I’ve tried to present a tentative model for creating a stronger social safety net for the poor that’s at least somewhat realistic in the current political climate by identifying the strength a group of poor people in Philadelphia have found in unity. This model draws on the fact that the private safety net of social ties can help to fill the gap left by an inadequate welfare system. For those who participated in my research, social ties shaped their ability to survive because they built long-lasting social ties of mutual support. The book will describe how agencies and policies can support the creation of these kinds of social ties, building on the support they provide in a way that will help a greater number of people to thrive.” Read more
Ashley E. Nickels, Rutgers-Camden PhD student, serves as guest editor for Journal of Public Affairs Education
“However, it is also a relatively small but extremely important subfield in public policy, public affairs, and public administration,” explains Nickels, a Ph.D. candidate in Rutgers University–Camden’s public affairs-community development program.
“An exploration of the lasting impact of the “60’s” through the lives of my college classmates, the book investigates the diverging paths of men, famous and not, as they faced central challenges to existing social and cultural patterns at home and abroad.”
Professor Gillette will be speaking about the book at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Marlton, 200 W Route 70, near the intersection with Rte 73, Saturday June 6th, at 1 PM.