Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State Paperback / softback
Part of the The Institution for Social and Policy Studies series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages, 2 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 05/01/2016
- Category: Political structures: democracy
- ISBN: 9780300198782
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