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The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (Chicago Series on International and Domestic Institutions)

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Description for The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (Chicago Series on International and Domestic Institutions) Hardcover.
How is it that the United States - a country founded on a distrust of standing armies and strong centralized power - came to have the most powerful military in history? Long after World War II and the end of the Cold War, in times of rising national debt and reduced need for high levels of military readiness, why does Congress still continue to support massive defense budgets? In The American Warfare State, Rebecca U. Thorpe argues that there are profound relationships among the size and persistence of the American military complex, the growth in presidential power to launch military ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
University Of Chicago Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
248
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226123912
SKU
V9780226123912
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About Rebecca U. Thorpe
Rebecca U. Thorpe is assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle.

Reviews for The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (Chicago Series on International and Domestic Institutions)
"Thorpe offers the most compelling argument I have seen for Congress's diminished role in the domestic politics of war during the last half-century. It's an argument, moreover, that no one has advanced so persuasively or meticulously. The American Warfare State constitutes an essential contribution to ongoing debates about the domestic politics of war." (William Howell, University of Chicago)"

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