The main argument which Lowi develops through this book is that the
liberal state grew to its immense size and presence without
self-examination and without recognizing that its pattern of growth
had problematic consequences. Its engine of growth was delegation.
The government expanded by responding to the demands of all major
organized interests, by assuming responsibility for programs sought
by those interests, and by assigning that responsibility to
administrative agencies. Through the process of accommodation, the
agencies became captives of the interest groups, a tendency Lowi
describes as clientelism. This in turn led to the formulation of
new policies which tightened the grip of interest groups on the
machinery of government.
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