The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy
By (author) Thomas O. McGarity
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Reinventing Rationality by Thomas O. McGarity
Book DescriptionIn this book, Professor McGarity reveals the complex and problematic relationship between the 'regulatory reform' movements initiated in the early l970s and the United States' federal bureaucracy. Examining both the theory and application of 'regulatory reform' under the Reagan administration, the author succeeds in offering both a relevant analysis and critique of 'regulatory reform' and its implementation through bureaucratic channels. Using several case studies from the early Reagan years, this book describes the clash of regulatory cultures resulting from the President's attempt to incorporate 'regulatory analysis' into the bureaucratic decision-making process. Yet while McGarity recognizes the limitations of regulatory analysis, he concludes with suggestions for enhancing its effectiveness. This book could be used not only as a textbook for political science and government courses but also for graduate applications in public policy and public administration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521402569
(204mm x 159mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas O. McGarity
Freedom to Harm, Hardback (April 2013)
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Bending Science, Paperback (March 2010)
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Preemption War, Hardback (November 2008)
Shows how preemption affects the way citizens are protected from harm and companies are held accountable for damage they unlawfully cause. This book offers scholars and policymakers an analysis of the legal and policy issues under debate, and focuses on the impact of preemption on the lives of people involved in actual lawsuits.
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An analysis and critique of regulatory reform in the US federal bureaucratic system.
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