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Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State: The Rise of a State-Movement Intersection and Its Effects on State Policy

Lee Ann Banaszak

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the historic roots of feminist activists in the United States and the consequences of this that lead to the development of the American state. It begins by conceptualizing ... More


The Federal Bureaucracy: From Patronage to Civil Service

Gary D. Libecap

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Via a myriad of social programs, regulations, taxes, and payments, the federal government permeates virtually every aspect of life in the United States. The current federal bureaucracy is largely ... More


The Perils of Public Works: Federal Reclamation, 1902–1909

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how the idealism of the reclamation crusade slowly died away in the years after 1902. It shows that the structure of American government also limited federal reclamation. It ... More


Congress and the Bureaucracy: Who Makes the Law?

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concerns how Congress deals with bureaucratic power. Much of today's federal bureaucracy can trace its origins to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Under FDR's leadership, the federal ... More


Engineers or Managers? The Systems Analysis of Electronic Data Processing in the Federal Bureaucracy

Atsushi Akera

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims to address the question of who controlled the introduction of electronic data processing (EDP) systems into the federal bureaucracy. Here the technicians were clearly treading upon ... More


Working the Indigenous Industrial

Andrew S. Mathews

in Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016520
eISBN:
9780262298537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016520.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the impact of meetings between indigenous communities and forestry technician encounters on the federal forestry institutions’ stability. It explores the mutually beneficial ... More


Fighting over Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter highlights the split between Gifford Pinchot and Horace McFarland, showing how it wrecked any hopes that conservationists could benefit from a broad-based national organization that ... More


Government and the Economy

Price Fishback

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is about the economic history of the government of the United States, a nation known for its economic success from the beginning. The United States is a leading example of what is known as ... More


Coerced Removal from the Great Depression through Operation Wetback

Adam Goodman

in The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691182155
eISBN:
9780691201993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182155.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes how and why voluntary departure and anti-immigrant fear campaigns became the dominant mechanisms of expulsion during the middle decades of the twentieth century. It also reviews ... More


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