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Constitutional Coup

Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674737730

Publication Date: 10/23/2017


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • Part I. Pax Administrativa’s Rise: Modern Public Administration and the Administrative Separation of Powers
    • 1. Historic Privatization and the Premodern Administrative State
    • 2. The Rise and Reign of Pax Administrativa
    • 3. The Constitutional and Normative Underpinnings of the Twentieth-Century Administrative State
  • Part II. The Privatization Revolution: Privatization, Businesslike Government, and the Collapsing of the Administrative Separation of Powers
    • 4. The Beginning of the End: Disenchantment with Pax Administrativa and the Pivot to Privatization
    • 5. The Mainstreaming of Privatization: An Agenda for All Seasons and All Responsibilities
    • 6. Privatization as a Constitutional—and Constitutionally Fraught—Project
  • Part III. Establishing a Second Pax Administrativa
    • 7. The Separations of Powers in the Twenty-First Century
    • 8. Recalibrating the Relationship between and among the Constitutional and Administrative Rivals
    • 9. Judicial Custodialism
    • 10. Legislative Custodialism
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index