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The Resource New Democracy : The Creation of the Modern American State, William J. Novak, (electronic resource)

New Democracy : The Creation of the Modern American State, William J. Novak, (electronic resource)

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New Democracy : The Creation of the Modern American State
Title
New Democracy
Title remainder
The Creation of the Modern American State
Statement of responsibility
William J. Novak
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The activist state of the New Deal started forming decades before the FDR administration, demonstrating the deep roots of energetic government in America. In the period between the Civil War and the New Deal, American governance was transformed, with momentous implications for social and economic life. A series of legal reforms gradually brought an end to nineteenth-century traditions of local self-government and associative citizenship, replacing them with positive statecraft: governmental activism intended to change how Americans lived and worked through legislation, regulation, and public administration. The last time American public life had been so thoroughly altered was in the late eighteenth century, at the founding and in the years immediately following. William J. Novak shows how Americans translated new conceptions of citizenship, social welfare, and economic democracy into demands for law and policy that delivered public services and vindicated people's rights. Over the course of decades, Americans progressively discarded earlier understandings of the reach and responsibilities of government and embraced the idea that legislators and administrators in Washington could tackle economic regulation and social-welfare problems. As citizens witnessed the successes of an energetic, interventionist state, they demanded more of the same, calling on politicians and civil servants to address unfair competition and labor exploitation, form public utilities, and reform police power. Arguing against the myth that America was a weak state until the New Deal, New Democracy traces a steadily aggrandizing authority well before the Roosevelt years. The United States was flexing power domestically and intervening on behalf of redistributive goals for far longer than is commonly recognized, putting the lie to libertarian claims that the New Deal was an aberration in American history
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DE-B1597
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Novak, William J
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other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
Target audience
specialized
Label
New Democracy : The Creation of the Modern American State, William J. Novak, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • 6 Democratic Administration: Public Service and Social Provision
  • Conclusion: The Myth of the New Deal State
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction: The Progressive Pursuit of a Social Democratic State
  • 1 Citizenship: The Origins of Modern American Constitutionalism
  • 2 Police Power: The State and the Transformation of American Public Law
  • 3 Public Utility: The Origins of Modern Business Regulation
  • 4 Social Legislation: From Social Welfare to Social Police
  • 5 Antimonopoly: Regulated Industries and the Social Control of Capitalism
Control code
ssib047997952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (384 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674275621
Other control number
10.4159/9780674275621
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib047997952
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Label
New Democracy : The Creation of the Modern American State, William J. Novak, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
  • 6 Democratic Administration: Public Service and Social Provision
  • Conclusion: The Myth of the New Deal State
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction: The Progressive Pursuit of a Social Democratic State
  • 1 Citizenship: The Origins of Modern American Constitutionalism
  • 2 Police Power: The State and the Transformation of American Public Law
  • 3 Public Utility: The Origins of Modern Business Regulation
  • 4 Social Legislation: From Social Welfare to Social Police
  • 5 Antimonopoly: Regulated Industries and the Social Control of Capitalism
Control code
ssib047997952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (384 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674275621
Other control number
10.4159/9780674275621
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib047997952
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web

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