Richard C. Fording

University of Alabama
Political Science

303 Ten Hoor
Tuscaloosa, AL
USA
35487-0213
rcfording@as.ua.edu |  Visit Personal Website


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I have pursued a broad and active research agenda that spans the subfields of state politics and public policy, with the majority of my current research agenda devoted to the study of welfare policy, racial politics, poverty, criminal justice, and intergovernmental relations. For more information about my research, including published papers, working papers, and information about my research on TANF implementation in Florida, you are welcome to visit my personal website (http://www.rcfording.wordpress.com).

Citation:
Fording, Richard C., Sanford F. Schram and Joe Soss. 2013. “Do Welfare Sanctions Help or Hurt the Poor? Estimating the Causal Effect of Sanctioning on Client Earnings.” Social Service Review 87 (4):641-676.
Citation:
Soss, Joe, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram. 2008. "The Color of Devolution: Race, Federalism, and the Politics of Social Control." American Journal of Political Science 52 (3):536-553.
Citation:
Schram, Sanford F., Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Linda Houser. 2009. "Deciding to Discipline: A Multi-Method Study of Race, Choice, and Punishment at the Frontlines of Welfare Reform." American Sociological Review 74 (3):398-422.
Citation:
Soss, Joe, Richard C. Fording and Sanford F. Schram. 2011. "Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race." University of Chicago Press.
Citation:
Fording, Richard C., Joe Soss, and Sanford F. Schram. 2011. "Distributing Discipline: Race, Politics, and Punishment at the Frontlines of Welfare Reform." American Journal of Sociology 116 (5).

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Governance SECONDARY
Social Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Keywords

WELFARE RACE TANF POVERTY INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IDEOLOGY GOVERNANCE