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The Trouble with Government

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$38.00 • £33.95 • €34.95

ISBN 9780674008328

Publication Date: 03/01/2002

Academic Trade

507 pages

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

2 tables


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  • Introduction
  • Part I: Is Anything Wrong?
    • 1. Is America on the Wrong Track?
    • 2. The Role of Government
  • Part II: Looking for Reasons
    • 3. The Usual Suspects
    • 4. What Do We Need to Explain?
    • 5. Why Legislation Is Often Badly Designed
    • 6. Why Regulation Makes So Many People Angry
    • 7. Why Working People and the Poor Do Badly
  • Part III: Remedies
    • 8. Bringing Government Closer to the People
    • 9. Reforming Bureaucracy
    • 10. Campaign Finance Reform
    • 11. Toward More Coherent Legislation
    • 12. Improving Regulation
    • 13. Engaging Citizens of Modest Means
  • Part IV: The Role of the People
    • 14. How Much Influence Do Citizens Have?
    • 15. How Capable Are Americans of Self-Government?
    • 16. The Ambitions and Realities of Civic Participation
    • 17. Building Citizenship
  • Notes
  • Index

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