Debating the American State

Through a broad and unusual cast of characters—from American social scientists and legal academics, to German refugee intellectuals, to the philosopher John Rawls—Debating the American State shows that the "leviathan" administrative state was never given a proper and principled justification by the liberals who built and supported it.

Debating the American State
Liberal Anxieties and the New Leviathan, 1930-1970

Anne M. Kornhauser

2015 | 336 pages | Cloth $59.95
American History | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Leviathan and Its Discontents
Chapter 2. Democracy and Accountability in the Administrative State
Chapter 3. The Rule of Law When the State Goes to War
Chapter 4. Liberal Democracy Conducts an Occupation and a War Crimes Tribunal
Chapter 5. Individual Autonomy and the Modern American State: The Philosophy of John Rawls