The Resource Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

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Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
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Crisis and Leviathan
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Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
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eng
Summary
Discussing how government has continually grown in size and scope during the past century, this account demonstrates that the main reason lies in government's responses to national "crises" (real or imagined), including economic upheavals and, especially, war. The result, this book argues, is the ever-increasing government power, which endures long after each crisis has passed, impinging on both civil and economic liberties and fostering extensive corporate welfare. Offering ideological explanations for the ascension of the role of government out of a capitalist, free-market economy, it will appeal to those with interests in political economy, American history, and libertarian politics
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Higgs, Robert
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JK411 -- .H54 2012eb
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Administrative agencies -- United States -- History
  • Bureaucracy -- United States -- History
  • Ideology -- United States -- History
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
  • Welfare state -- United States -- History
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Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1080013
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Part I. Framework -- 1. The Sources of Big Government: A Critical Survey of Hypotheses -- Explanations of the Growth of Government -- Modernization -- Public Goods -- The Welfare State -- Political Redistribution -- Ideology -- Crisis -- Conclusions -- 2. How much has Government Grown?: Conventional Measures and an Alternative View -- Conventional Measures of the Growth of Government -- The Essence of Big Government: An Alternative View -- Ratchets: Conventional Measures versus Fundamentals -- Conclusions -- 3. On Ideology as an Analytical Concept in the Study of Political Economy -- What is Ideology? -- Ideology and Political Action -- Ideology in Analysis -- Ideology and Rhetoric -- Ideology: Exogenous or Endogenous? -- Conclusions -- 4. Crisis, Bigger Government, and Ideological Change: Toward an Understanding of the Ratchet -- A Schematic View of the Problem -- Why Stage II?: A Cost-Concealment Hypothesis -- Why Stage IV?: A (Partial) Hypothesis on Ideological Change -- Recapitulation: Why the Ratchet? -- The Task Ahead -- Part II. History -- 5. Crisis under the Old Regime, 1893-1896 -- Creative Destruction Ideologically Sustained, 1865-1893 -- Depression and Social Unrest, 1893-1896 -- Saving the Gold Standard -- Maintaining Law and Order in the Labor Market -- Striking Down the Income Tax -- Conclusions -- 6. The Progressive Era: A Bridge to Modern Times -- Economic Development and Political Change, 1898-1916 -- The Ideological Winds Shift -- End and Beginning: The Railroad Labor Troubles, 1916-1917 -- Conclusions -- 7. The Political Economy of War, 1916-1918 -- Neutral Prosperity and the Shipping Crisis -- The Preparedness Controversy and New Governmental Powers -- War and Conscription -- Manipulating the Market Economy: The Major Agencies -- Labor Problems and the Railroad Takeover
  • Supreme Court Rulings on War Measures -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 8. The Great Depression: "An Emergency More Serious Than War" -- Economic Rise and fall, 1922-1933 -- What did Hoover Do? -- Interregnum of Despair -- Emergency, Emergency! -- Planting the First New Deal: The Hundred Days -- Cultivating and Pruning the First New Deal: The Supreme Court -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 9. The Political Economy of War, 1940-1945 -- De Jure Neutrality, De Facto Belligerency, 1939-1941 -- More Powers and Price Controls -- The Armed Forces and the Economy -- Work or Fight -- The Supreme Court also Goes to War -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 10. Crisis and Leviathan: From World War II to the 1980s -- The Mixed Economy: March into Socialism or Fascism? -- Crisis and Leviathan: The Recent Episodes -- Conclusions -- 11. Retrospect and Prospect -- Retrospect -- Prospect -- Appendix to Chapter 2 -- Appendix to Chapter 9 -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover
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EBC1080013
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unknown
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1 online resource (386 pages)
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online
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9781598131130
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1080013
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1080013
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10632197
  • (OCoLC)821178693
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Crisis and Leviathan : Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1080013
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Part I. Framework -- 1. The Sources of Big Government: A Critical Survey of Hypotheses -- Explanations of the Growth of Government -- Modernization -- Public Goods -- The Welfare State -- Political Redistribution -- Ideology -- Crisis -- Conclusions -- 2. How much has Government Grown?: Conventional Measures and an Alternative View -- Conventional Measures of the Growth of Government -- The Essence of Big Government: An Alternative View -- Ratchets: Conventional Measures versus Fundamentals -- Conclusions -- 3. On Ideology as an Analytical Concept in the Study of Political Economy -- What is Ideology? -- Ideology and Political Action -- Ideology in Analysis -- Ideology and Rhetoric -- Ideology: Exogenous or Endogenous? -- Conclusions -- 4. Crisis, Bigger Government, and Ideological Change: Toward an Understanding of the Ratchet -- A Schematic View of the Problem -- Why Stage II?: A Cost-Concealment Hypothesis -- Why Stage IV?: A (Partial) Hypothesis on Ideological Change -- Recapitulation: Why the Ratchet? -- The Task Ahead -- Part II. History -- 5. Crisis under the Old Regime, 1893-1896 -- Creative Destruction Ideologically Sustained, 1865-1893 -- Depression and Social Unrest, 1893-1896 -- Saving the Gold Standard -- Maintaining Law and Order in the Labor Market -- Striking Down the Income Tax -- Conclusions -- 6. The Progressive Era: A Bridge to Modern Times -- Economic Development and Political Change, 1898-1916 -- The Ideological Winds Shift -- End and Beginning: The Railroad Labor Troubles, 1916-1917 -- Conclusions -- 7. The Political Economy of War, 1916-1918 -- Neutral Prosperity and the Shipping Crisis -- The Preparedness Controversy and New Governmental Powers -- War and Conscription -- Manipulating the Market Economy: The Major Agencies -- Labor Problems and the Railroad Takeover
  • Supreme Court Rulings on War Measures -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 8. The Great Depression: "An Emergency More Serious Than War" -- Economic Rise and fall, 1922-1933 -- What did Hoover Do? -- Interregnum of Despair -- Emergency, Emergency! -- Planting the First New Deal: The Hundred Days -- Cultivating and Pruning the First New Deal: The Supreme Court -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 9. The Political Economy of War, 1940-1945 -- De Jure Neutrality, De Facto Belligerency, 1939-1941 -- More Powers and Price Controls -- The Armed Forces and the Economy -- Work or Fight -- The Supreme Court also Goes to War -- Legacies, Institutional and Ideological -- Conclusions -- 10. Crisis and Leviathan: From World War II to the 1980s -- The Mixed Economy: March into Socialism or Fascism? -- Crisis and Leviathan: The Recent Episodes -- Conclusions -- 11. Retrospect and Prospect -- Retrospect -- Prospect -- Appendix to Chapter 2 -- Appendix to Chapter 9 -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover
Control code
EBC1080013
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (386 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598131130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1080013
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1080013
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10632197
  • (OCoLC)821178693

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