The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government / Edition 2

The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government / Edition 2

by James A. Morone, James A. Morone
     
 

This book reinterprets more than 200 years of American political history as the interplay between the public's dread of government power and its yearning for communal democracy. James Morone argues that Americans will never solve their collective problems as long as they instinctively fear all public power as a threat to liberty. This revised edition includes a new… See more details below

Overview

This book reinterprets more than 200 years of American political history as the interplay between the public's dread of government power and its yearning for communal democracy. James Morone argues that Americans will never solve their collective problems as long as they instinctively fear all public power as a threat to liberty. This revised edition includes a new final chapter about contemporary populism, government bashing, and democratic wishes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074659
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Democratic Wish
IState Building and the People
1Representation, Revolution, and Republic33
2The Resistible Rise of the Common Man: Jacksonian Democracy74
3Administrative Science and the People: The Progressive Movement97
4Progressive Administration without the People: The New Deal129
IIThe People and Reform: The Political Reconstruction of Class, Race, and Profession
5The Reconstruction of Working-Class Politics145
6The Reconstruction of Racial Politics186
7The Reconstruction of Medical Politics253
8Elusive Community: Democratic Wishes for the 21st Century322
Notes339
Index391

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