Building a New American State
The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877 - 1920
By (author) Stephen Skowronek
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Building a New American State by Stephen Skowronek
Book DescriptionThis book is about governmental change in America. It examines the reconstruction of institutional power relationships that had to be negotiated among the courts, the parties, the president, the Congress and the states in order to accommodate the expansion of national administrative capacities around the turn of the twentieth century. Stephen Skowronek argues that new institutional forms and procedures do not arise reflexively or automatically in response to environmental demands on government, but must be extorted through political and institutional struggles that are rooted in and mediated by pre-established governing arrangements. As the first full-scale historical treatment of the development of American national administration, this book will provide a useful textbook for public administration courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521288651
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Skowronek
Rethinking Political Institutions, Paperback (September 2007)
Ranging across formal institutions of government such as legislatures, courts, and bureaucracies and intermediary institutions such as labor unions and party systems, this work features contributors who show how these instruments of control give shape to the state, articulate its relationships, and express its legitimacy.
Search for American Political Development, Paperback (May 2004)
Orren and Skowronek survey past and current 'APD' scholarship and outline a course of study for the future.
Politics Presidents Make, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Stephen Skowronek
This study aims to demonstrate that presidents are persistent agents of change, continually disrupting and transforming the political landscape. The politics of the "third way" is also discussed in relation to Bill Clinton's political strategies.
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