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The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (Chicago Studies in American Politics) Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2011

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Editorial Reviews

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The Submerged State is a vitally important analysis for anyone who has bemoaned the inertia and inequities of modern US politics.”
, Times Higher Education

“[I]nformative [and] engaging. . . . This is an important, well-reasoned, welcome volume. Highly recommended.”

-- D. R. Imig, Choice

“Mettler demonstrates convincingly that the submerged state perpetuates economic inequality as well as confusion, ignorance, and apathy. The average citizen would benefit greatly if, as far as possible, Mettler’s prescriptions for the reduction of the submerged state were to be effected.”
-- Ursula Hackett, Oxonian Review

“Important and provocative.”
-- Jeffery A. Jenkins, University of Virginia, Congress & the Presidency

“Why do Americans find government so baffling and irritating—even though many of us depend on public programs for a secure retirement, an affordable mortgage, or a college loan? In this timely and important book, political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains how the United States has come to rely on hidden, indirect policies that privilege special interests but puzzle regular citizens. American democracy can do better, and she shows how. Politicians and the public alike have much to learn from her brilliant and engaging analysis.”
-- Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

“Americans want government policies to be transparent, straightforward, and fair, but many social programs are confusing and opaque and shower benefits disproportionately on the well-to-do. In this timely, penetrating, and highly readable book, Suzanne Mettler illuminates the hidden government benefits and subsidies that comprise our ‘submerged state’ and demonstrates how its murky operation impairs democratic practice and weakens civic engagement.”

-- Eric M. Patashnik, University of Virginia

About the Author

Suzanne Mettler is the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University. Her most recent book is Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation.


Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0226521657
  • Paperback : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0226521656
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press; Illustrated Edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 26 ratings
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