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Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State (Paperback) (Samuel Decanio)
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Political scientist Samuel DeCanio examines how political elites used high levels of voter ignorance to create a new type of regulatory state with lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of bureaucratic authority in late-nineteenth-century America, DeCanio’s exhaustive archival research examines electoral politics, the Treasury Department’s control over monetary policy, and the Interstate Commerce Commission’s regulation of railroads to examine how conservative politicians created a new type of bureaucratic state to insulate policy decisions from popular control.
Number of Pages: 308
Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, History
Series Title: The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Samuel Decanio
Street Date: October 27, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-3589
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