- Tocqueville's nightmare : the administrative state emerges in America, 1900-1940 / Daniel R. Ernst.
- Main Author:
- Ernst, Daniel R.,
- Corporate Author:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
- Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 20, 2014).
De Tocqueville once wrote that 'insufferable despotism' would prevail if America ever acquired a national administrative state. Between 1900 and 1940, radicals created vast bureaucracies that continue to trample on individual freedom. Ernst shows, to the contrary, that the nation's best corporate lawyers were among the creators of 'commission government'; that supporters were more interested in purging government of corruption than creating a socialist utopia; and that the principles of individual rights, limited government, and due process were designed into the administrative state.
- Physical Description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780199377206 (ebook) :
Access restricted to York University faculty, staff and students.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.