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The Resource Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras, Katherine A. Scott

Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras, Katherine A. Scott

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Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras
Title
Reining in the state
Title remainder
civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras
Statement of responsibility
Katherine A. Scott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon dramatically expanded the federal government's domestic security apparatus to cope with social unrest that rocked their administrations. By the mid-1970s, the Justice Department and Army maintained some 400 databanks containing nearly 200 million files on supposedly subversive individuals and organizations. Katherine Scott chronicles the subsequent public response to that government action: a determined citizens' movement to rein in the state. She details the efforts of a group of unheralded heroes who battled to reinvigorate judicial, legislative, and civic oversight of the executive branch in order to curtail and prevent future abuses by government agencies. Working closely with allies in Congress, they challenged state power, instituted open government policies, and protected individual privacy rights. Scott has assembled a cast of characters with compelling stories: Russ Wiggins of the Washington Post, who organized a citizens' campaign for government transparency; Representative John Moss, who called attention to government censorship; ACLU Director Aryeh Neier, who created a legal strategy for judicial oversight of executive branch security measures; Senator Sam Ervin, a civil libertarian who demanded greater oversight of the executive branch; and Morton Halperin, a former NSC staff member, who called attention to the gross constitutional violations of the nation's top security agencies. Rejecting the agendas and methods of both the radical left and the antigovernment right, these progressive reformers sought to bring the American state in line with democratic practice --
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Scott, Katherine A.
Dewey number
352.235097309046
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Executive power
  • Transparency in government
  • Separation of powers
  • Civil society
  • United States
Label
Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras, Katherine A. Scott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- "Recruiting an army" : Russ Wiggins demands transparency -- "What's going on in the Black community?" : Ramsey Clark investigates civil disorder -- "A communist behind every bush" : the Army spies on civilians -- Senator Sam, or, How liberals learned to stop worrying and love a southern segregationist -- It's "poppycock" : Congress challenges executive privilege -- An "effective servant of the public's right to know" : Representative Moorhead revises FOIA -- "Tempers change, times change, public attitudes change" : passing FISA -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17378825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780700618972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)818143713
Label
Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras, Katherine A. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- "Recruiting an army" : Russ Wiggins demands transparency -- "What's going on in the Black community?" : Ramsey Clark investigates civil disorder -- "A communist behind every bush" : the Army spies on civilians -- Senator Sam, or, How liberals learned to stop worrying and love a southern segregationist -- It's "poppycock" : Congress challenges executive privilege -- An "effective servant of the public's right to know" : Representative Moorhead revises FOIA -- "Tempers change, times change, public attitudes change" : passing FISA -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17378825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780700618972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)818143713

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