Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State, Paperback / softback Book

Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State Paperback / softback

Part of the The Institution for Social and Policy Studies series

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 2 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political structures: democracy
  • ISBN: 9780300198782

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