Unmasking the Administrative State: The Crisis of American Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Unmasking the Administrative State: The Crisis of American Politics in the Twenty-First Century


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ISBN-13: 9781641770231
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 99,697
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Marini is the preeminent scholar on the theory and practice of the administrative state, and principle exponent of the idea that the administrative state in violating the separation of powers and conferring law-making authority on the unelected bureaucracy and judiciary represents the radical overturning of the Constitution and repudiation of our Founding principles. Mr. Marini is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Ph.D. in Government at the Claremont Graduate University. Professor Marini has also taught at Ohio University and the University of Dallas. During the Reagan Administration, he served as a Special Assistant to the then-Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Justice Clarence Thomas. Professor Marini was Justice Thomas's self-described first mentor on the American Constitution. He is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute in California, and has been a member of the Nevada Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. In addition to his pioneering work on the administrative state, Professor Marini is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles on politics, political theory, and film, especially the films of John Ford. He is also the author or editor of several books, which include: The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science: Transforming the American Regime ; The Imperial Congress: Crisis in the Separation of Powers ; The Politics of Budget Control: Congress, the Presidency, and the Growth of the Administrative State ; and The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration. He was awarded the Claremont Institute's Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding in 2011. In 2013, he served as the Distinguished Resident Fellow at the Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies in Washington, DC.

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“John Marini and Ken Masugi have led consequential lives, much of those lives together. They learned together in Claremont. They worked together for the great Clarence Thomas. They were among the earliest to explain the nature and the dangers of the modern administrative state.They continue that work in this book—an achievement of decades.”

—Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College

“John Marini vividly portrays the collapse of the Constitution and its consequences for ordinary citizens and the way they lead their lives. But we must take heart that the administrative state that has replaced the old Constitution may yet be contested, with the aid of scholars such as Marini.”

—Mark Levin

“When I was at EEOC I hired Ken Masugi and John Marini...and that began this wonderful intellectual journey...studying how the structure of the Constitution protects individual liberty....We debated at length the implications of natural-law thinking and speculated on how it might apply to contemporary political discussions. These arguments stimulated my mind in a way that no discussion of current events could possibly hope to equal.”

—Justice Clarence Thomas

“This . . . wide-ranging and erudite book . . . moves easily from history to political theory to constitutional law. The author’s journey runs from the framers through Tocqueville, the Progressives, Roosevelt, and Reagan, right up to Trump, with plenty of enlightening detours along the way.And if you think that nineteenth-century German philosophers could not possibly have anything to do with the rise and rise of the administrative state, read this book and see if it makes you think again.”

—Gary Lawson, the Philip S. Beck Professor of Law at Boston University

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