Crisis and Leviathan

Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

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Tracing the vast expansion of the US Federal government in the present century in terms of a series of `crisis' episodes, this book challenges the benevolent view of government growth since the Progressive Era. It argues that political interests have profited by using social issues to create a series of crises to legitimize government power, and demonstrates how these episodes have worked to public disadvantage. Readership: students of recent American politics and history.
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  • Hardback | 370 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 figures, tables
  • 0195049675
  • 9780195049671

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