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Listed below are some of the publications from Brian Balogh , Professor of History, Department of History, University of Virginia .

A Government Out of Sight

The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America
( Cambridge, March 2009 )

Brian Balogh argues that Americans have always turned to the national government but have done so in ways that did not involve growth of a centralized bureaucracy, at least until the mid-20th century.

Chain Reaction

Expert Debate and Public Participation in American Commercial Nuclear Power 1945–1975
( Cambridge, November 1993 )

Chain Reaction seeks to explain how and why America came to depend so heavily on its experts after World War II, how those experts translated that authority into political clout, and why that authority and political discretion declined in the 1970s. Brian Balogh's pathbreaking research into the internal memoranda of the Atomic Energy Commission substantiates his arguments in impressive historical detail.



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