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Making an Issue of Child Abuse : Political Agenda Setting for Social Problems
by Barbara J. Nelson


Overview - In this absorbing story of how child abuse grew from a small, private- sector charity concern into a multimillion-dollar social welfare issue, Barbara Nelson provides important new perspectives on the process of public agenda setting. using extensive personal interviews and detailed archival research, she reconstructs an invaluable history of child abuse policy in America.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this absorbing story of how child abuse grew from a small, private- sector charity concern into a multimillion-dollar social welfare issue, Barbara Nelson provides important new perspectives on the process of public agenda setting. using extensive personal interviews and detailed archival research, she reconstructs an invaluable history of child abuse policy in America. She shows how the mass media presented child abuse to the public, how government agencies acted and interacted, and how state and national legislatures were spurred to strong action on this issue.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226572017
  • ISBN-10: 0226572013
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: April 1986
  • Page Count: 184


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