Review of 'Tocqueville's Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940'

Forthcoming in Public Administration Review

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-21

6 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last revised: 12 Nov 2015

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Alasdair S. Roberts

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy

Date Written: July 14, 2014

Abstract

Review of "Tocqueville's Nightmare" by Daniel Ernst: Modern introductions to administrative law can be dry and technical, because they must account for decades of modern statute and case law. By contrast, Tocqueville's Nightmare illustrates why it all matters. It shows vividly what was perceived to be at stake as the United States entered the age of regulation, and describes the fundamental ways in which law was adjusted to meet the new realities of government.

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Alasdair S., Review of 'Tocqueville's Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940' (July 14, 2014). Forthcoming in Public Administration Review; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470612

Alasdair S. Roberts (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy ( email )

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Amherst, MA 01003
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