The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science explores the scope, ambition, and effect of the Progressive revolution of a century ago, which relegated the theory and practice of the Founders to an antiquated historical phase. By contrast, our contributors see beyond the horizon of Progressivism to take account of the Founders' moral and political premises and illuminate its effects on our political science and political practice today. It is a study in political philosophy, intellectual history, and current political understanding.
John Marini is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the coeditor of The Imperial Congress: Crisis in the Separation of Powers (1989) and the author of The Politics of Budget Control: Congress, the Presidency, and the Growth of the Administrative State (1992). Ken Masugi is director of the Center for Local Government at the Claremont Institute. He is the coauthor, coeditor, or editor of seven books on American politics and political thought.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Progressive Critique of Constitutionalism Chapter 3 Progressivism and the Transformation of American Government Chapter 4 Theodore Roosevelt on Self-Government and the Administrative State Chapter 5 Frederick Douglass' Natural Rights Constitutionalism: The Postwar, Pre-Progressive Period Chapter 6 Regimes and Revolutions: Madison and Wilson on Parties in America Chapter 7 Montesquieu, the Founders, and Woodrow Wilson: The Evolution of Rights and the Eclipse of Constitutionalism Chapter 8 Marbury v. Madison and the Progressive Transformation of Judicial Power Part 9 Part II: The Progressive Persuasion in Practice and Theory Chapter 10 Progressivism, Modern Political Science, and the Transformation of American Constitutionalism Chapter 11 Darwin's Public Policy: Nineteenth Century Science and the Rise of the American Welfare State Chapter 12 Zoning and Progressive Political Theory Chapter 13 Campaign Finance Reform: The Progressive Reconstruction of Free Speech Chapter 14 Aimless Theorizing: The Progressive Legacy for Political Science Part 15 About the Editors and Contributors