About the Author
At UCLA School of Law, Professor Joel Handler teaches Law and the Poor and a seminar on comparative welfare. He is a past president of the Law and Society Association and the award-winning author of Down From Bureaucracy: The Ambiguity of Privatization and Empowerment (1996). He has published more than ten other acclaimed books, including Blame Welfare, Ignore Poverty and Inequality (2006); and Social Citizenship and Workfare in the United States and Western Europe--The Paradox of Inclusion (2004). He is a graduate of Princeton College and Harvard Law School.