Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929

Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929

by Kimberley S. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691119740

ISBN-13: 9780691119748

Pub. Date: 11/13/2006

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This book makes a clear contribution to the literatures on American political development and on federalism. I am thoroughly convinced by the author's assertion that the institution of federalism was critical to the development of a wide variety of important policies, and to the development of administrative capacity."—Bertram Johnson, Middlebury

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"This book makes a clear contribution to the literatures on American political development and on federalism. I am thoroughly convinced by the author's assertion that the institution of federalism was critical to the development of a wide variety of important policies, and to the development of administrative capacity."—Bertram Johnson, Middlebury College

"In Governing the American State, Kimberley Johnson challenges the received view that the modern system of intergovernmental relations emerged only after the earlier, more fragmented system of Dual Federalism collapsed, because it was unable to handle the crisis of the Great Depression. She establishes that changes in the U.S. federal system emerged not simply from major exogenous shocks to the political system, but also from considerations and processes that are endogenous to 'politics-as-usual' in the United States."—Martin Shefter, Cornell University, author of Political Parties and the State

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691119748
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: The First New Federalism and the Making of the Modern American State 1

Chapter One: Congress and Statebuilding in a Federal Polity 15

Chapter Two: Intergovernmental Policy Instruments and the Development of the New Federalist State 38

Chapter Three: Congressional Politics, Structure, and the Enactment of IPIs 59

Chapter Four: Nationalizing Regulation: The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 85

Chapter Five: Goods Roads to Fiscal Stimulus: Highway Policy from 1900 to the New Deal 116

Chapter Six: From Healthy Babies to the Welfare State: The Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921 136

Chapter Seven: The First New Federalism and the Governing of a New American State 156

Appendix 165
Notes 169
Index 215

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