David Davenport

David Davenport is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution specializing in international law and treaties, constitutional federalism, and American politics and law.


David Davenport's Books

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How Public Policy Became War

Authors: David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2264-1

David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd examine how the United States came to live in a constant state of domestic war and national emergency that has dramatically—and destructively—changed the way public policy is made. Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt, who laid the groundwork for a modern presidency defined by action and urgency, How Public Policy Became War explores America’s departure from the Founders’ vision of deliberation and moderation.

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Rugged Individualism

Authors: David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2024-1

The authors look at the political context in which American rugged individualism flourishes or declines and offer a balanced assessment of its future prospects. They outline its path from its founding—marked by the Declaration of Independence&mdash:to today and look with some optimism toward new frontiers of the twenty-first century that may nourish rugged individualism. In considering reasons to be pessimistic as well as reasons to be optimistic about it, they also suggest where supporters of rugged individualism might focus greater encouragement and resources.

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The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism

Authors: Gordon Lloyd, David Davenport
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1685-5

Providing an often-overlooked historical perspective, the authors show how the New Deal of the 1930s established the framework for today’s US domestic policy and the ongoing debate between progressives and conservatives. They examine the pivotal issues of the dispute, laying out the progressive-conservative arguments between Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s and illustrating how those issues remain current in public policy today.

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