Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Color of Devolution: Race, Federalism, and the Politics of Social Control

Through analysis of state-level policy decisions, the authors show how modest but consistent racial effects on policy choices combine to produce large disparities in welfare and criminal justice policies encountered by members of different racial groups.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2006-026
  • Author(s): Joe Soss, Richard Fording and Sanford F. Schram