Educational Policy After Welfare

Reshaping Patterns of Governing Children and Families in Argentinean Education
  • Inés Dussel


The title of this chapter is based on Sanford Schram’s book After Welfare (2000). Analyzing social policy in the contemporary United States, Schram points out that it is important to avoid the trap of welfare advocates who only see exclusion and dismantling of structures of power in recent transformations. Instead, he claims that welfare and its aftermath need to be understood as “… a ‘technology of citizenship’ that empowers people to be citizens but in ways that also disable them. At this point, welfare advocacy may need to begin emphasizing that the problem it confronts is not so much how the liberal order has excluded welfare recipients as citizens, but rather how it has included them” (Schram, 2000, p. 25).


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