Three decades ago, conservative ideologues at The Heritage Foundation produced a primer on the Reagan Revolution entitled Mandate for Leadership, which offered an overarching philosophy against the role of government and in favor of markets. This volume, produced by the Institute for Policy Studies, which since 1963 has been the nation's leading progressive policy organization, offers a set of specific policy proposals for the incoming national administration on every major domestic and international topic, written specifically for the book by a leading thinker and activist in the field. These chapters set forth a fundamental, badly needed 'mandate for change' to reinvigorate government and rethink the role of markets and civil society. Each one includes an essay supporting the proposed policies and a resource list of relevant organizations, websites, and readings. It is perfect for public policy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
About the Author
Chester W. Hartman, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, is director of research and former president of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and author of There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class and Hurricane Katrina, Poverty and Race in America: The Emerging Agendas, and City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco.