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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.
VII. STATE JUDICIARY.
*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.
VIII. THE INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL.
*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.
IX. SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS.
*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.
X. STATE FINANCE.
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.
XI. SOCIAL LEGISLATION.
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