“With admirable clarity Martha Derthick has analyzed the political activities of the National Guard throughout its existence. This study of the National Guard as a political… More
“This book reports an important study of the impact of federal aid on public assistance programs and their administration in a state which had a highly developed public assistance… More
“New Towns in-Town . . . chronicled the demise of a federal program to build model new communities on surplus federal land—socially and racially mixed, beacons of hope amid the urban… More
“The author is content with the . . . modest goals of describing what has happened when regional organizations were formed, and why it is visionary to expect much else in a democratic… More
“Uncontrollable Spending for Social Services Grants . . . chronicled not how a high-profile federal initiative had fizzled but rather how an inconspicuous one had mushroomed, way beyond… More
“Probably [Derthick’s] best known study was Policymaking for Social Security (1979), which won the Gladys Kammerer award of the American Political Science Association. The book… More
“The standard wisdom among political scientists has been that ‘iron triangles’ operated among regulatory agencies, the regulated industries, and members of Congress, all presumably… More
“Prize-winning author Martha Derthick draws on the recent experience of the Social Security Administration to examine the quality of policymaker’s guidance and the feasibility of… More
“In the classical political thought of the West, it was supposed that democracies must be small and direct. Democracy was a form in which all citizens must participate, thus it could… More
“In recent years, tobacco politics has been a multi-layered issue fraught with significant legal, commercial, and public policy implications. From the outset, Martha A. Derthick’s Up… More
“In Keeping the Compound Republic, a 2001 collection of her essays published by Brookings Institution Press, Derthick explained her lifetime interest in federalism and skepticism of… More
Late in 1998, the United States acquired a new regime of tobacco control engineered by the states’ attorneys general. Nearly all of them had filed lawsuits against the major cigarette… More
The panel was chaired by the Honorable John Shadegg and also featured Paul Moreno and Thomas G. West.
A group of James Q. Wilson’s former students gathered to discuss his work at a two-day conference, April 4-5, 2013, at Harvard University and Boston College.