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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|Size: ||1.8 MB|
|Publisher: ||Yale University Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780300216318 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|