The Growth of American Government, Revised and Updated Edition

Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present

by Ballard C. Campbell

Published by: Indiana University Press

400 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 5 b&w illus., 15 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780253014184
  • Published: December 2014


  • eBook
  • 9780253014276
  • Published: December 2014


American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state, and local levels. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition examines the debate about "big government" over the last 20 years.