Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century - Woodrow Wilson Center Press (Paperback)
  • Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century - Woodrow Wilson Center Press (Paperback)
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Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century - Woodrow Wilson Center Press (Paperback)

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Paperback 341 Pages / Published: 13/09/1999
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What is American government like today? How has it changed - and how has it remained the same - over the course of the century now coming to a close? This study seeks to provide the fullest and most thoughtful answers yet offered to these questions. It brings together eminent historians and political scientists to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare. The contributors examine the evolving nature of these issues, the reactive policies of the federal government, and the institutional devices by which these policies have been applied. Never before have these major public policy issues been explored so deeply, and with such insight, in a collaborative effort crossing disciplinary borders.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521655453
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm


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"The essays are uniformly well written and insightful. Taking Stock should be of interest to a wide range of scholars including political scientists, historians, students of American studies, sociologists, and scholars interested in public policy." Choice
"...permeated with interesting questions...thought provoking and informative...deserves to be widely read." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
"the editiors have rigorously imposed high standard...EAch of the contributions serves as a reliable and clearly written inroduction to each of the five main issues; taken as whole, the book provides a careful examination of government thoughtout the twentieth century...reasonable, balanced, and fair to both sides of an emotionally charged issue...excellent, highly readable." American Historical Review

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