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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

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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