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Controlling Expertise in a Policy Bureaucracy

Edward C Page and Bill Jenkins

in Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280414
eISBN:
9780191700118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280414.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Middle-ranking officials have to develop initiatives on sensitive topics and interact with ministers and senior officials, which means that their work has an impact on a policy. By knowing how ... More


Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Samuel DeCanio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines how political elites used high levels of voter ignorance to create a new sort of regulatory state with lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of ... More


Restoration Sicily: Poverty, Protest, and Power, 1815–1849

Lucy Riall

in Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206804
eISBN:
9780191677311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206804.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the economic and political conditions in Sicily upon the return of the Bourbon government from exile during the period from 1815 to 1849. In 1815, the Bourbon government ... More


Mauritius: Direct Rule and Development

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter analyzes the case of Mauritius, a former directly ruled British colony. It investigates the determinants of Mauritian development in order to identify the mechanisms that link direct ... More


The Bureaucratic Polity Ascendant and the Failure of Reform

in The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770835
eISBN:
9780804781794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770835.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the origins of the bureaucratic state in Thailand under King Chulalongkorn. It highlights the impact of the 1932 revolution on social and institutional reform, and considers the ... More


‘A Mysterious Power Whose Hand is Everywhere’: Imagining the State and Codifying the Law in the Mid-nineteenth Century

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on those crime stories that situate themselves and their account of crime in the context of larger questions about the nature of social and political organization in ... More


The Ordeal of Sequestration

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While an overall picture of the course of sequestration is necessary, attention to individual localized narratives can best reveal the impact and importance of the Sequestration Act in the daily life ... More


Conclusion

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of Republican Beijing. It argues that Republican Beijing, despite its imperial structures, was definitively a modern ... More


European Population: Interpretations and Anxieties

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the theory of Ulrich Beck, which is related to what he has termed the “risk society.” Beck rejects both the Marxist model that capitalism is doomed to collapse and ideas ... More


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