The absence of a sense of state did not mean for America the absence of big government. Even without big governmental structures and big bureaucratic apparatus.
Speaker: Professor Brian Balogh
Date: April 10, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM
BRIAN BALOGH is Associate Professor of History at U.Va. and Chair of the Governing America in a Global Era Program (GAGE) at the Miller Center. In A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteen Century America (Cambridge, 2009), he argues that Americans have always turned to the national government but have done so in ways that did not involve growth of a centralized bureaucracy, at least until the mid-20th century. He is the author of Chain Reaction: Expert Debate and Public Participation in American Commercial Nuclear Power, 1945–1975 (Cambridge, 1991).
American Political Development (APD)
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