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VI. STATE ADMINISTRATION. *Finley, J. H., and Sanderson, J. F., The American Executive and

Erecutive Methods. (American State Series.) 1908. Thorough dis

cussion; treats of both the state and federal governments. Fish, C. R., The Civil Service and Patronage. 1905. (Harvard His

torical Studies.) History and analysis of the patronage system

and civil service reform. Goodnow, Frank J., The Principles of the Administrative Law of the

United States. 1905. Sets forth fully the law of both central and

local administration. Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the National Civil Service Re

form League. 1884 to date. Papers and reports. *Report of the Efficiency and Economy Committee, Illinois. 1915. Prob

ably the best and most thorough-going of reports of its kind. State Regulation of Public Utilities. 1914. (Annals of the American

Academy of Political and Social Science, whole No. 142.). Symposium of articles on particular phases of the subject.


*Baldwin, S. E., The American Judiciary. (American State Series.)

1905. Careful exposition of the federal and state judiciary. Beard, C. A., The Supreme Court and the Constitution. 1912. Inquiry

whether the framers of the constitution intended the court to pass

on constitutional questions. Concludes that they did. Corwin, Edw. S., The Doctrine of Judicial Revicu. 1914. Presents the

author's views concerning a number of important questions in American constitutional history, especially the doctrine of judicial

review. Davis, Horace A., The Judicial Veto. 1914. Three essays concluding

that deciding upon the constitutionality of statutes is a political

and not a legal function. *Haines, C. G., The American Doctrine of Judicial Supremacy. 1914.

Presents the history, scope and results of judicial control over leg

islation in the United States. Judson, F. N., The Judiciary and the People. 1913. Discusses from

the conservative point of view most of the current questions con

cerning the judiciary. McLaughlin, A. C., The Courts, the Constitution and Parties. 1912.

Five essays upon American constitutional problems. Pound, Roscoe, The Scope and Purpose of Socioligical Jurisprudence.

In Vols. 24 and 25, Harvard Law Review, 1910-12. Discusses the historical development and present status of the subject.

Ransom, Wm. L., Majority Rule and the Judiciary. 1912. Sets forth

the reasons for the proposal that the people should reserve the

power to recall judicial decisions. Reform in the Administration of Justice. 1914. (Annals of the Ameri

can Academy of Political and Social Science, whole No. 141.)

Symposium of papers on particular phases of the subject. Storey, Moorfield, The Reform of Judicial Procedure. 1911. Dis

cusses particularly the reduction of litigation by legislation, the law's delay and criminal procedure.


*Barnett, Jas. D., The Operation of the Initiative, Referendum and

Recall in Oregon. 1915. A minute and exhaustive study of the operation of direct legislation in the state where it has been most

extensively employed. Beard, C. A., and Shultz, B. L., Select Documents on the State-Wide

Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 1912. Includes all of the constitutional amendments providing for a state-wide system of initiative, referendum and recall then in force, several of the most significant statutes elaborating them, pending amendments, six

important judicial decisions, etc. Equity. Quarterly. Best publication for current news of direct legis

lation development. *Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 1912. (Annals of American Acad

emy of Political and Social Science, whole No. 132.) Symposium

of papers on particular phases of the subject. Munro, Wm. B., Editor, The Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 1912.

Papers on important phases of the subject by prominent statesmen

and publicists. Oberholtzer, E. P., The Referendum, Initiative and Recall in America.

New Ed., 1911. Thorough discussion of the historical development of direct legislation and the recall. The author is opposed to

their adoption. Wilcox, D. F., Government by All the People. 1912. Discusses the

initiative, referendum and recall as instruments of democracy.


*Commons, J. R., Proportional Representation. (2nd Ed.) 1907. A

thorough exposition. Shows historical significance of present move

ment for proportional representation. Crothers, Samuel McChord, Meditations on Votes for Women 1914.

Entertaining and lucid presentation of arguments for woman suffrage; delightful from literary point of view.

Dallinger, F. W., Nominations for Elective Office in the United States.

1897. (Harvard Historical Studies, Vol. 4.) Historical and criti

cal study of nominations by convention. Humphreys, J. H., Proportional Representation. 1911. Treatment of

the subject with especial reference to the English Parliament. Hearings before the Committee on Woman Suffrage. United States

Senate. 1913. Gives arguments as presented on both sides of the

question. Hoag, C. G., Effective Voting. 1914. Senate Document 359; 63d Con

gress, 2nd session. Discusses proportional representation and ex

plains the various systems of preferential voting. *Jones, C. L., Readings on parties and Elections in the United States.

1912. Collection of extracts arranged carefully for the student. Jenks, J. W., Principles of Politics. 1909. Contains interesting chap

ter on suffrage. Macy, Jesse, Party Organization and Machinery. (American State Se

ries.) Rev. Ed. 1912. Chiefly a description of party committees. Mathews, Shailer, Editor, Woman Suffrage. (Vol. 7, of Woman Citi

zen Series.) 1913. Collection of historical and informational ar

ticles. Murphey, E. G., Problems of the Present South. 1914. Study of suf

frage questions. Phillips, J. B., Educational Qualifications of Voters. 1906. University

of Colorado Studies. Summarizes educational qualifications of the

several states. Stephenson, G. T., Rice Distinctions in American Law. 1910. Con

tains excellent chapter on negro suffrage. *Sumner, Helen L., Equal Suffrage. 1909. A thorough study of the

operation and effects of woman suffrage in Colorado. Women in Public Life. 1914. (Annals of American Academy of Po

litical and Social Science, whole No. 145.) Symposium of articles on woman suffrage, both favorable and unfavorable, and other phases of the subject.


Adams, H. C., Public Debts. 1887. Sets forth the principles under

lying the use of public credit. Shows historical development of the use of public credit.

Science of Finance. (American Science Series.) 1912. Standard text book on public expenditure, public revenue and public

credit. * Agger, E. E., The Budget in the American Commonwealths. (Columbia

doctorial dissertation.) 1907. Discusses the methods used in the states for the safeguarding of public financial operations.

*Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science:

Whole No. 147, Readjustments in Taration; whole No. 151, Public

Budgets. Thorough-going symposia on the subjects. Bastable, C. F., Public Financc. (3rd Ed.) 1903. Thorough exposi

tion by a professor in the University of Dublin. Bullock, Chas. J., Selected Readings in Public Finance. 1906. Illus

trative articies from standard authors both American and foreign. Cooley, Thos. M., A Treatise on the Law of Taration. 2 Vol. (3rd

Ed.) 1903. The standard work on the subject. Includes the law

of local assessments. Ford, H. J., The Cost of Our National Government. 1910. Deals with

the budgetary methods of the federal government. George, Henry, Progress and Poverty. 1879. Reprint, 1912. Sets forth

the social and financial philosophy of the single tax. Haig, Robert Murray. The Eremption of Improvements from Taxa

tion in Canada and the United States. A report prepared for the Committee on Taxation of the City of New York. 1915. Gives the results of the author's investigations in a large number of

cities, with generalizations and conclusions. Judson, F. N., Treatise on the Power of Taration, State and Federal,

in the United States. 1903. Complete treatise. Emphasizes distinction between the taxing power and the construction of par

ticular statutes passed in the exercise of the power. *Lowrie, S. Gale, The Budget. 1912. An investigation made for the

Wisconsin State Board of Public Affairs. Discusses American and

foreign budgetary methods. Need for a National Budget. 1912. Report of President Taft's Com

mission on Economy and Efficiency, House Document 854, 62nd Congress, 2nd session. Result of a thorough investigation of con

gressional methods of financial control. Plehn, C. C., Introduction to Public Finance. (3rd Ed.) 1911. An

excellent brief account. * Proceedings of the National Conferences on Taration of the National

[formerly International] Tar Association. 1907 to date. (Formerly State and Local Taration.) Reports and papers dealing with every

phase of the subject. *Report of Special Tar Commission, State of Kentucky. 1912–14. Sets

forth the results of a careful investigation and gives interesting

suggestions for reform. Seligman, E. R. A., Essays in Taration. (8th Ed.) 1913. Historical and critical discussion of the more important phases of the subject.

The Income Tor. (2nd Ed.) 1911. An exhaustive discus. cussion, historical and critical.

Stourm, René, Le Budget. 1888. The standard treatment of the bud

get. Wealth, Debt and Taxation. 13th Census. 1913. Includes an exposi

tion of the taxation systems of all of the states. West, Mar, The Inheritance Tax. (2nd Ed. Completely revised and

enlarged.) 1908. (Columbia University Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, IV, 2, 1893–4.) A careful and complete statement of the development of inheritance taxation in the United States.


American Labor Legislation Review. Vol. 1. 1911 to date. Quarterly.

Current news and discussion. Bulletins of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Issued at frequent but

irregular intervals. Contain discussions of topics of particular cur

rent interest, statistics, compilations of statutes, decisions, etc. Clarke, L, D., The Law of the Employment of Labor. 1911. Covers the

field of law affecting the employment of labor in the United States. *Commons, Jno. R., and Andrews, Jno. B., Principles of Labor Legisla

tion. 1916. Tborough-going discussion, both critical and construc

tive. Ely, R. T., Property and Contract in Their Relation to the Distribution

of Wealth. 2 Vol. 1914. Treats of what the author considers the fundamentals of existing social and economic life from the point

of view of distribution. Freund, Ernst, The Police Poucer. 1904. Standard treatise on what

the author defines as “the power of promoting the public welfare

by restraining and regulating the use of liberty and property." *Goodnow, F. J., Social Reform and the Constitution. 1911. Shows the

possibilities of constitutional development, through judicial inter

pretation, to meet current social needs. Hollander, Jacob H., The Abolition of Poverty. 1914. Discusses

briefly the possibilities of the various currently proposed reforms. Orth, Samuel P., Readings on the Relation of Government to Property

and Industry. 1915. Brings together some of the most significant of current discussions of the subject, especially from the law re

views Proceedings of Conference of Governors. 1908. Papers and discus

sions upon the conservation of natural resources. Rubinow, I. M., Social Insurance. 1913. A thorough discussion of

insurance against industrial accidents, sickness, unemployment and

old age, invalidity and death. Seager, H. R., Principles of Economics. 1914. A standard treatise ;

especially to be recommended for its discussion of labor problems

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