The Growth of American Government, Revised and Updated Edition

The Growth of American Government, Revised and Updated Edition

Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present
Ballard C. Campbell
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Format: Paperback 5 b&w illus., 15 tables
ISBN: 978-0-253-01418-4
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American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state, and local levels. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition examines the debate about "big government" over the last 20 years.

Author Bio

Ballard C. Campbell is Professor of History and Professor of Public Policy at Northeastern University. He has written or edited six books, including American Wars; American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation; and Representative Democracy: Public Policy and Midwestern Legislatures in the Late Nineteenth Century.

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Table of Contents

1. Governing the Cleveland Era
2. The Course and Causes of Growth
3. The Transition Era
4. The Great Depression and Economic Policy
5. The Managed Economy since the New Deal
6. The New Income Security
7. The New Equality
8. Paying for Modern Government
9. The New Faces of Power
10. The Reagan Era and the Restrained Polity
11. The Debate over ‘Big’ Government

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