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Faculty name: Peter B. Edelman

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.


  • Peter B. Edelman, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (New York: The New Press 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant & Matthew Eckel, Geo. Ctr. on Poverty & Inequality, Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs: A Framework, Review of Models, and Recommendations for Helping Disadvantaged Workers (Wash., D.C.: 2016).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard To End Poverty in America (New York: New Press 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Olivia A. Golden & Harry J. Holzer, Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress After ARRA: Next Steps for Short-Term Recovery and Long-Term Economic Security (Urban Inst., Brief No. 15, 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Deepak Bhargava, Timothy Casey, John Cavanagh, Karen Dolan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sarita Gupta, Dedrick Muhammad, Diana Pearce, Steve Savner & Kevin Shih, Battered by the Storm: How the Safety Net is Failing Americans and How to Fix It (Wash., D.C.: Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Community Change, Jobs with Justice & Legal Momentum 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Affirmative Action (Oxford: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in affiliation with The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, A Living Income for Every American: Jobs and Income Strategies for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in affiliation with The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 2008).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Harry J. Holzer & Paul Offner, Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men (Wash., D.C.: Urban Institute Press 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Searching For America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope (Wash., D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2003).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, contr., Community Programs to Promote Youth Development (Jaqueline S. Eccles & Jennifer Appleton Gootman eds., Wash., D.C.: National Academy Press 2002).   
  • The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform? (Peter B. Edelman, Dallas L. Salisbury & Pamela J. Larson eds., Wash., D.C.: National Academy of Social Insurance 2002).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Searching For America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2001).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Peter B. Edelman & Liz Watson, From Fragmentation to Integration: A Comprehensive Policy Approach to Serving Young Mothers and Their Families Through School-Based Interventions, 20 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 269-296 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman & Liz Watson, Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States, 20 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 215-268 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Henry Friendly: As Brilliant as Expected but Less Predictable, 91 Tex. L. Rev. 345-350 (2012) (reviewing David M. Dorsen, Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era (2012)).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Dandridge v. Williams Redux: A Look Back from the Twenty-First Century, 60 Drake L. Rev. 981-999 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, William P. Schecter, Anthony G. Charles, Edward E. Cornwell III, John E. Scarborough, George F. Sheldon & Karyn B. Stitzenberg, The Surgery of Poverty, 48 Current Probs. Surgery 228-280 (2011).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Changing the Subject: From Welfare to Poverty to a Living Income, 4 Nw. J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 14-29 (2009) .    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The World After Katrina: Eyes Wide Shut?, 14 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 1-11 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Reuel Schiller, David Levine & Thomas Davidoff, Growing Inequality in America: Social Security Panel, 3 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 185-202 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Keynote Address: Economic Justice, 3 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 215-222 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Daniel P. Gitterman, John R. Edwards, Alice O'Connor, David T. Ellwood, Sandy Darity, Jr., Wade F. Horn, Isabel V. Sawhill, William Julius Wilson & Greg J. Duncan, Confronting Poverty: What Role for Public Programs?, 10 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J. 9-44 (2006).    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Where is FDR When We Need Him?, 93 Geo. L.J. 1681-1692 (2005) (reviewing Cass R. Sunstein, The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Now than Ever (2004)).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Where Race Meets Class: The 21st Century Civil Rights Agenda, 12 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 1-12 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare and the Politics of Race: Same Tune, New Lyrics?, 11 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 389-403 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Beyond Welfare Reform: Economic Justice in the 21st Century, 24 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 475-487 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The Welfare Debate: Getting Past the Bumper Stickers, 27 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 93-100 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, TANF Reauthorization: Is Congress Acting on What We Have Learned?, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 403-418 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Poverty & Welfare: Does Compassionate Conservatism Have a Heart?, 64 Alb. L. Rev. 1073-1083 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Poverty and Welfare Policy in the Post-Clinton Era, 70 Miss. L.J. 877-887 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Martha F. Davis, Kate Stoneman, David L. Markell, Andrew G. Celli, Jr., Don Friedman, Peter Lehner, Shelley H. Metzenbaum, Richard Nathan & Erik D. Olson, A Conversation on Federalism and the States: The Balancing Act of Devolution, 64 Alb. L. Rev. 1091-1132 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, DC Consortium of Legal Service Providers: Legal Services 2000 Symposium, 5 UDC/DCSL L. Rev. 257-262 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Peter B. Edelman & Harry J. Holzer, Connecting the Disconnected: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Youth, in What Works for Workers?: Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-wage Workers 81-107 (Stephanie Luce, Jennifer Luff, Joseph A. McCartin & Ruth Milkman eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Race, Gender, Family Structure, and Poverty, in Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality 295-304 (David Cay Johnston ed., New York: The New Press 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, We Have Blown a Huge Hole in Our Safety Net, in The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink 280-281 (Olivia Morgan & Karen Skelton eds., Palgrave Macmillan 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare Reform: Is the Past Prologue?, in A True Third Way?: Domestic Policy and the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton 95-100 (Richard Himelfarb & Rosanna Perotti eds., New York: Nova Science 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman & Angela Glover Blackwell, Overview: Economic Opportunity for All or a New Gilded Age?, in Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President 99-109 (Mark Green & Michele Jolin eds., with Ed Paisley & Lauren Strayer, New York: Basic Books 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Angela Glover Blackwell & Mark Greenberg, The United States Can Cut Poverty in Half, in Mandate for Change: Policies and Leadership for 2009 and Beyond 13-22 (Chester W. Hartman ed., Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2009).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, What Do We Do Now? Toward a Brighter Future for African American Men, in Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male 252-267 (Elijah Anderson ed., Phila., Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008).    [WWW] [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Ending America's Waste of Its Most Precious Resource - Its People, in The Baby Bust: Who Will Do the Work? Who Will Pay the Taxes? 189-212 (Fred R. Harris ed., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield 2006).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Wendell Primus & Ron Haskins, Welfare Reform after Five Years, in The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform? 213-233 (Peter B. Edelman, Dallas L. Salisbury & Pamela J. Larson eds., Wash., D.C.: Brookings Institution 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, American Government and the Politics of Youth, in A Century of Juvenile Justice 310-338 (Margaret K. Rosenheim, Franklin E. Zimring, David S. Tanenhaus & Bernardine Dohrn eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2002).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Needed: A Focus on the Intersection of Race and Poverty, in Challenges to Equality: Poverty and Race in America 313 (Chester W. Hartman ed., Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe 2001).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief for Amici Curiae AARP, ENPHRONT, Island Tenants on the Rise, Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Carmelitos Tenants Association, & Public Housing Resident Council, in Support of Respondents Pearlie Rucker et al., United States Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker et al., Nos. 00-1770, 00-1781 (U.S. Dec. 20, 2001).    [W] [Gtown Law]

Congressional Testimony

  • TANF and Low-Income Family Support: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Income Sec. & Family Support of the H. Comm. on Ways & Means, 111th Cong., Mar. 11, 2010 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2011-H781-33).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • The State of the American Child: Securing Our Children's Future: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Children & Families of the S. Comm. on Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2013-S431-13).    [Gtown Law]
  • Supreme Court Nomination John G. Roberts: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong., Sept. 15, 2005 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2005-S521-32).    [Gtown Law]
  • Working Poor: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 107th Cong., Feb. 12, 2002 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2002-S431-25).    [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Peter B. Edelman, The War on the Poor, Am. Prospect, Winter 2016, at 100-101.   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Creating a Good Casebook on Poverty Law, 48 Clearinghouse Rev. 174-177 (2014) (reviewing Juliet M. Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser & Jeffrey Selbin, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (2014)).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Why Is It So Hard to End Poverty in America?, Hum. Rts., Aug. 2014, at 2-5.    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Six Areas of Opportunity for Us, 44 Clearinghouse Rev. 361-370 (2010).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, The Next War on Poverty, Democracy, Winter 2010, at 21-33.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman & Barbara Ehrenreich, What Really Happened to Welfare, The Nation, Apr. 12, 2010, at 15, 17.   
  • Peter B. Edelman, ...And a Law for Poor People, The Nation, Aug. 3/10, 2009, at 23-24.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare and the Poorest of the Poor, Dissent, Fall 2009, at 36-41.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, A Challenge for Lawyers: What We Must Do to End Poverty and Reduce Inequality, 42 Clearinghouse Rev. 175-181 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare Reform and Extreme Poverty: What To Do?, 42 Clearinghouse Rev. 349-356 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Access to Civil Justice in the District of Columbia: A Case Study of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission, 47 Judges' J. 10-14 (2008).    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Remarks at the Equal Justice Conference: A Call to Action: Taking a Stand against Poverty and Inequality, 12 Dialogue 23-27 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The War on Poverty and Subsequent Federal Programs: What Worked, What Didn't Work, and Why? Lessons for Future Programs, 40 Clearinghouse Rev. 7-18 (2006).    [WWW]

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