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Regimes and Regime Building in American Government: A Review of Literature on the 1940s
Karen Orren and STEPHEN SKOWRONEK review the concept of regimes and the processes of regime formation in American national government in six recent works that discuss how liberal reform priorities of the 1930s were transformed into a coherent and stable system of national governance in the 1940s. The authors offer some general propositions about why political formations such as these congeal periodically in American political development and what they represent.

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