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- DescriptionScholars have argued about U.S. state development - in particular its laggard social policy and weak institutional capacity - for generations. Neo-institutionalism has informed and enriched these debates, but, as yet, scholar has reckoned with a very successful and sweeping social policy designed by the federal government: the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly kwn as the GI Bill. Kathleen J. Frydl addresses the GI Bill in this study based on systematic and comprehensive use of the records of the Veterans Administration. Frydl's research situates the Bill squarely in debates about institutional development, social policy and citizenship, and political legitimacy. It demonstrates the multiple ways in which the GI Bill advanced federal power and social policy, and, at the very same time, limited its extent and its effects.
- Author BiographyKathleen J. Frydl has been an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2003. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2000, she worked at the National Academy of Sciences for three years before moving to the west coast. She has held academic awards from the University of Chicago, the Mellon Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.
- PrizesWinner of National Academy of Public Administration Louis Brownlow Award 2010.
- Author(s)Kathleen Jill Frydl
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication23/03/2009
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note4 b/w illus.
- Weight680 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine28 mm
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