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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300198782
ISBN-10: 0300198787
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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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.