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POLITICAL SCIENCE 149 C TOPIC OUTLINE #1 The Decentralization of Authority in 19th Century America: Challenges to the Emergence of a Federal Regulatory Presence I. Social Decentralization A. Robert Wiebe and the concept of A island communities @ 1. Small, personal, face-to face B. Thomas Jeffersonian and the ideology of A Republicanism @ 1. Small, homogenous, consensual political units 2. Direct citizen participation in politics C. Local politics is the primary unit of politics 1. Federal govt as alien, coercive II. Economic Decentralization A. Proprietary capitalism 1. Property ownership widespread; small business predominates; trade local a. Property in the Jeffersonian Republican Tradition 1) Independence B > will B > public spirit B > citizenship B > republic a) Important impulse for regulation: break apart bigness 2. Property in the ideology of A Free Labor @ 1) Primarily anti-statist/anti-regulatory A) liberal individualism: pre-political right of self- determination 2) A producer's ideology a) A Industrial liberty @ : the right to a calling
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