Description - Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State by Samuel DeCanio
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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(234mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Yale University Press
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Author Biography - Samuel DeCanio
Samuel DeCanio is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at Yale University. He lives in New York.