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Dividing Lines: Keeping Races in Their Places

A book talk with USC Price PhD, Anthony W. Orlando!

More than fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, American cities remain divided along the very same lines that this landmark legislation explicitly outlawed. Keeping Races in Their Places tells the story of these lines — who drew them, why they drew them, where they drew them, and how they continue to circumscribe residents’ opportunities to this very day.

Governance Salon with Jamila Michener, Cornell University

Jamila Michener (Cornell University) will be discussing her new book Fragmented Democracy.

Unpacking how federalism transforms Medicaid beneficiaries’ interpretations of government and structures their participation in politics, this book examines American democracy from the vantage point(s) of those who are living in or near poverty, (disproportionately) black or Latino, and reliant on a federated government for vital resources.

Federalism, Public Policy, and Politics

he USC Price School of Public Policy and the Bedrosian Center on Governance are honored and excited to welcome Jamila Michener as our special guest for this month’s Price Governance Salon. She will be discussing her new book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics. This book looks at Medicaid: America’s public health insurance program as a key example of how federalism plays out in policymaking and how drastically different it is implemented at the state level.

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