Building A New American State: The Expansion Of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920

Authors: Stephen Skowronek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: national, administrative, capaciti, expansion, state, american, building
Pages: 400
Published: 1982-06-30
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521288657     ISBN-13: 9780521288651
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 48.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%
This book is about governmental change in America. It examines the reconstruction of institutional power relationships that had to be negotiated among the courts, the parties, the president, the Congress and the states in order to accommodate the expansion of national administrative capacities around the turn of the twentieth century. Stephen Skowronek argues that new institutional forms and procedures do not arise reflexively or automatically in response to environmental demands on government, but must be extorted through political and institutional struggles that are rooted in and mediated by pre-established governing arrangements. As the first full-scale historical treatment of the development of American national administration, this book will provide a useful textbook for public administration courses.

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