Poliscide: Big Government, Big Science, Lilliputian Politics by Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg | | 9780819176547 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Poliscide: Big Government, Big Science, Lilliputian Politics

Poliscide: Big Government, Big Science, Lilliputian Politics

by Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819176540

ISBN-13: 9780819176547

Pub. Date: 08/01/1990

Publisher: UPA

The provocative book, originally published in 1976 by Macmillan, provides a case history of public policy-making pressures that emerge when national, state and local governments cooperate in a project that virtually dismantles a local community. As relevant today as when it was first published, Poliscide carefully examines the web of political relationships that

Overview

The provocative book, originally published in 1976 by Macmillan, provides a case history of public policy-making pressures that emerge when national, state and local governments cooperate in a project that virtually dismantles a local community. As relevant today as when it was first published, Poliscide carefully examines the web of political relationships that originally selected Weston, Illinois as the site of the world's largest atom smasher. It tells how the Atomic Energy Commission, the state government, DuPage County, the Midwest Alliance, realtors, scientific advisors, and local town officials played a crucial role in unwittingly uprooting this small farm community. The book provides unique coverage of land acquisition involving governmental projects; the behavior of scientists in governmental policy making; the role and the power of county government; and the way state governments lobby in Washington for public works projects. This edition contains a new preface by the authors. Co-authors: Elliot J. Feldman, Gregory J. Nigosian, Jonathan Pool, Allan Rosenbaum, Carlyn Rottsolk, Margaret Stapleton, Judith Van Herik, Julia Vitullo-Martin, and Thomas Vitullo-Martin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819176547
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Edition description:
REP
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.67(d)

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