State Formation and Social Policy in the United States

State Formation and Social Policy in the United States Formation and State in the United States Social Policy THEDA SKOCPOL Harvard University more than Martin to No scholar has done Seymour Lipset inspire living to examine U.S. in to and scientists politics comparison sociologists political his and has other nations. career, Throughout long distinguished Lipset American liberal to the distinctive sensitized us to the of values, specificities and to the of U.S. electoral features of U.S. unions and labor politics, impact of movements. As a student of on various kinds political arrangements valuable lessons. Yet I have also the I have absorbed these pursued Lipset’s, American to understand the of paradoxes political development-in quest on &dquo;the what seem to be a very &dquo;un-Lipsetian&dquo; fashion!-by focusing might state.&dquo; as that of the world &dquo;Americans be defined may part English-speaking revolted the doctrine of the of the which instinctively against sovereignty and has ... striven to maintain that attitude from the time of the State Pilgrim Fathers to the would 1925, present day&dquo; (Pollard, 31 ). Lipset surely agree with this formulation an observer of the U.S. Pollard, cogent by insightful Constitution. Citizens of the United States view themselves as fortunate not to be to &dquo;state.&dquo; And observers have trouble http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Behavioral Scientist SAGE

State Formation and Social Policy in the United States

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SAGE Publications
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0002-7642
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1552-3381
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10.1177/000276429203500412
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Formation and State in the United States Social Policy THEDA SKOCPOL Harvard University more than Martin to No scholar has done Seymour Lipset inspire living to examine U.S. in to and scientists politics comparison sociologists political his and has other nations. career, Throughout long distinguished Lipset American liberal to the distinctive sensitized us to the of values, specificities and to the of U.S. electoral features of U.S. unions and labor politics, impact of movements. As a student of on various kinds political arrangements valuable lessons. Yet I have also the I have absorbed these pursued Lipset’s, American to understand the of paradoxes political development-in quest on &dquo;the what seem to be a very &dquo;un-Lipsetian&dquo; fashion!-by focusing might state.&dquo; as that of the world &dquo;Americans be defined may part English-speaking revolted the doctrine of the of the which instinctively against sovereignty and has ... striven to maintain that attitude from the time of the State Pilgrim Fathers to the would 1925, present day&dquo; (Pollard, 31 ). Lipset surely agree with this formulation an observer of the U.S. Pollard, cogent by insightful Constitution. Citizens of the United States view themselves as fortunate not to be to &dquo;state.&dquo; And observers have trouble

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American Behavioral ScientistSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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