April 27: The American Interventionist State

April 27: The American Interventionist State
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Join us for a round-table discussion of the past, present, and future of the American state with William Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and UW Law School faculty members Victoria Nourse and Brad Snyder.

There is a disconnect at the heart of the American experience, argues Bill Novak, a tension between the enduring myth of a “weak” American state and the actual history of a legal-economic hegemon that has wielded broad interventionist power, at home and abroad. The overlooked elephant in the room—the steadily aggrandizing authority of one of the most powerful nation-states in world history—demands critical attention and historical explanation.


Submitted by Law School News on April 23, 2012

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