Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State by Samuel DeCanio

By Samuel DeCanio

Political scientist Samuel DeCanio examines how political elites used excessive degrees of voter lack of information to create a brand new kind of regulatory country with lasting implications for American politics. targeting the growth of bureaucratic authority in late-nineteenth-century the United States, DeCanio’s exhaustive archival study examines electoral politics, the Treasury Department’s keep watch over over financial coverage, and the Interstate trade Commission’s rules of railroads to envision how conservative politicians created a brand new form of bureaucratic nation to insulate coverage judgements from renowned control.

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