Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration looks at the ramifications of the president's attempted policy change and analyzes the 'faith-based initiative' in its larger historical, political, and social context. Noted scholars Jo Renee Formicola, Mary C. Segers, and Paul Weber explore the rationale behind the policy, examine the legal and philosophical counter-arguments, and reveal the political dynamics impacting the legislation.
Jo Renee Formicola is professor of political science at Seton Hall University and co-author, with Hubert Morken, of The Politics of School Choice and Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Politics. Mary C. Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University. Her books include Piety, Politics, and Pluralism, A Wall of Seperation?, and Religion in Post-Communist Europe. Paul Weber is professor of political science at the University of Louisville and the author of Equal Separation and The Power of Ideas.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The "Good" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 5 The "Bad" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 6 The "Ugly:" The Politics of the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 7 Conclusions Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Authors