FRIDAY, JUL 24, 2015 08:00 AM EDT
“It’s really long overdue”: Why Obama’s new anti-segregation rules are coming decades late
The administration’s plans will help, but they’re just a start, Rutgers University’s Paul Jargowsky tells Salon
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“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
Community development is traditionally a subfield of social work, sociology, and urban planning curricula.
“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.