Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-310) and index.
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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