Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the United States, 1921-1953

Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the United States, 1921-1953

by David M. Hart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691146546
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/10/2010
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives , #109
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David M. Hart is Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Ch. 1The Malleability of American Liberalism and the Making of Public Policy3
Ch. 2The Republican Ascendancy and the Crash: Associative Undercurrents in a Conservative Era, 1921-193230
Ch. 3Trial and Error: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the First Roosevelt Administration, 1933-193662
Ch. 4Breaking Bottlenecks and Blockades: The Heyday of Reform Liberalism, 1937-1940, and Its Postwar Consequences83
Ch. 5Old Fights, New Accommodations: Wartime Experiments and the Demise of Reform Liberalism, 1940-1945117
Ch. 6Groping toward Management: Science, Technology, and Macro-and Microeconomic Policy, 1945-1950145
Ch. 7"The Crescendo of Hideous Invention": The National Security State Comes of Age, 1945-1953175
Ch. 8The Past in the Present: The "Hybrid" in the Cold War and Beyond206
Bibliography235
Index259

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