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The ambiguous embrace [electronic resource] : government and faith-based schools and social agencies / Charles L. Glenn ; with a foreword by Peter L. Berger.

By: Glenn, Charles Leslie, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New forum books: Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 315 p.).ISBN: 1400811783 (electronic bk.); 9781400811786 (electronic bk.); 9781400823512 (electronic bk.); 140082351X (electronic bk.); 0691048525 (alk. paper); 9780691048529 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Human services -- Contracting out -- United States | Human services -- Contracting out -- Europe | Civil society -- United States | Civil society -- Europe | Church and state -- United States | Church and state -- Europe | Church charities -- United States | Church charities -- Europe | Church schools -- United States | Church schools -- Europe | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Philanthropy & Charity | Electronic books | Bijzonder onderwijs | Financiering | Overheid | Particulier initiatief | Staatsaufsicht | Soziale Wohlfahrt | Bekenntnisschule | USA | Europa | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ambiguous embrace.DDC classification: 361.7/5/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / Peter L. Berger -- Mediating Structures -- School Choice -- Norm-Maintaining Institutions -- Reaching Out to Civil Society -- Challenges to the Welfare State -- The Inescapable Welfare State -- Bureaucratic Ineffectiveness -- Overstepping the State's Appropriate Limits -- Government and Education -- The State's Appropriate Role -- What the Civil Society Strategy is Not -- Administrative Decentralization -- Market Strategies -- Organizational Flexibility -- The Promised Contribution of Voluntary Associations -- Voluntary Associations Under Pressure -- The Religious Factor -- Dangers Ahead? -- Controlling Faith-Based Institutions to Death -- Self-Betrayal on the Part of Voluntary Organizations -- Strings without Money -- The Stakes in Government Oversight -- Oversight of Faith-Based Schools -- Faith-Based Schools That Resist Oversight -- The Scope of Government Regulation of Nonpublic Schools -- The United States -- Western Europe -- Interlude: Teen Challenge -- How Close an Embrace? -- Three Ways of Understanding Government's Relationship to Religion -- Outside the Wall of Separation -- Faith-Based Social Services: Where the Wall Is Not So High -- Schools: The Unhappy Exception -- The Double Bind Created by "Pervasively Sectarian" Analysis -- New Cracks in the Wall of Separation -- Funding with Government Oversight -- How Much Oversight? -- Modes of Funding -- Contracting -- Charitable Choice -- France -- Vouchers -- Child Care Vouchers -- School Vouchers in Milwaukee -- The Voucher Debate.
Review: "Glenn builds a case for faith-based organizations playing a far more active role in American schools and social agencies. He shows that they could do so both while receiving public funds and while striking a workable balance between accountability and autonomy."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-310) and index.

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Foreword / Peter L. Berger -- Mediating Structures -- School Choice -- Norm-Maintaining Institutions -- Reaching Out to Civil Society -- Challenges to the Welfare State -- The Inescapable Welfare State -- Bureaucratic Ineffectiveness -- Overstepping the State's Appropriate Limits -- Government and Education -- The State's Appropriate Role -- What the Civil Society Strategy is Not -- Administrative Decentralization -- Market Strategies -- Organizational Flexibility -- The Promised Contribution of Voluntary Associations -- Voluntary Associations Under Pressure -- The Religious Factor -- Dangers Ahead? -- Controlling Faith-Based Institutions to Death -- Self-Betrayal on the Part of Voluntary Organizations -- Strings without Money -- The Stakes in Government Oversight -- Oversight of Faith-Based Schools -- Faith-Based Schools That Resist Oversight -- The Scope of Government Regulation of Nonpublic Schools -- The United States -- Western Europe -- Interlude: Teen Challenge -- How Close an Embrace? -- Three Ways of Understanding Government's Relationship to Religion -- Outside the Wall of Separation -- Faith-Based Social Services: Where the Wall Is Not So High -- Schools: The Unhappy Exception -- The Double Bind Created by "Pervasively Sectarian" Analysis -- New Cracks in the Wall of Separation -- Funding with Government Oversight -- How Much Oversight? -- Modes of Funding -- Contracting -- Charitable Choice -- France -- Vouchers -- Child Care Vouchers -- School Vouchers in Milwaukee -- The Voucher Debate.

"Glenn builds a case for faith-based organizations playing a far more active role in American schools and social agencies. He shows that they could do so both while receiving public funds and while striking a workable balance between accountability and autonomy."--Jacket.

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