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Novak, William J. 1961-

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Works: 12 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 3,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF366, 349.7309034
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Publications about William J Novak
Publications by William J Novak
Most widely held works by William J Novak
The people's welfare : law and regulation in nineteenth-century America by William J Novak( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The democratic experiment : new directions in American political history by Meg Jacobs( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 libraries worldwide
In a series of fascinating essays that explore topics in American politics from the nation's founding to the present day, The Democratic Experiment opens up exciting new avenues for historical research while offering bold claims about the tensions that have animated American public life. Revealing the fierce struggles that have taken place over the role of the federal government and the character of representative democracy, the authors trace the contested and dynamic evolution of the national polity. The contributors, who represent the leading new voices in the revitalized field of American p
Boundaries of the state in US history ( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Conventional histories of the state have not reckoned adequately with the roots of an ever-expanding governmental power, assuming instead that the American state was historically and exceptionally weak relative to its European peers. Here, James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, and Stephen W. Sawyer assemble essays that search for explanations to account for the extraordinary dynamism of US power without resorting to exceptionalist narratives. Turning away from abstract, metaphysical questions about what the state is, these essays focus instead on the more pragmatic, historical question of what it does. By historicizing the construction of the boundaries dividing America and the world, civil society and the state, they are able to explain the flexibility and expansiveness of a government whose powers appear so natural as to be given, invisible, inevitable, and exceptional. -- from back cover
The American law of association : the legal-political construction of civil society by William J Novak( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The legal origins of the modern American state by William J Novak( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The pluralist state : the convergence of public and private power in America by William J Novak( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Intellectual origins of the state police power : the common law vision of a well-regulated society by William J Novak( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The legal transformation of citizenship in nineteenth-century America by William J Novak( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Salus populi : the roots of regulation in America, 1787-1873 by William J Novak( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The democratic experiment new directions in American political history ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a series of ... essays that explore topics in American politics from the nation's founding to the present day, [this book] opens up ... avenues for historical research while offering bold claims about the tensions that have animated American public life. Revealing the fierce struggles that have taken place over the role of the federal government and the character of representative democracy, the authors trace the contested and dynamic evolution of the national polity. The contributors ... offer original interpretations of the nation's political past by blending methodological insights from the new institutionalism in the social sciences and studies of political culture. They tackle a wide range of topics from the role of personal character of political elites in the Early Republic to the centrality of local political institutions in the late twentieth century.-Back cover
The Constitution and the myth of the weak American state by William J Novak( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Public economy and the well-ordered market : law and economic regulation in 19th-century America by William J Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (44)
German (1)
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