Making Rights Real: Activists, Bureaucrats, and the Creation of the Legalistic State

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It's a common complaint: the United States is overrun by rules and procedures that shackle professional judgment, have no valid purpose, and serve only to appease courts and lawyers. Charles R. Epp argues, however, that few Americans would want to return to an era without these legalistic policies, which in the 1970s helped bring recalcitrant bureaucracies into line with a growing national commitment to civil rights and individual dignity. Focusing on three disparate policy areas--workplace sexual harassment, playground ...

Making Rights Real: Activists, Bureaucrats, and the Creation of the Legalistic State 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226211657

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Making Rights Real: Activists, Bureaucrats, and the Creation of the Legalistic State 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226211640

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