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Learning While Governing Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch

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ISBN-10: 0226924416

ISBN-13: 9780226924410

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sean Gailmard, John W. Patty

List price: $34.00
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Although their leaders and staff are not elected, bureaucratic agencies have the power to make policy decisions that carry the full force of the law. In this groundbreaking book, Sean Gailmard and John W. Patty explore an issue central to political science and public administration: How do Congress and the president ensure that bureaucratic agencies implement their preferred policies? The assumption has long been that bureaucrats bring to their positions expertise, which must then be marshaled to serve the interests of a particular policy. InLearning While Governing,Gailmard and Patty overturn this conventional wisdom, showing instead that much of what bureaucrats need to know to perform…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Sean Gailmardis the Judith E. Gruber Associate Professor in the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

John W. Pattyis associate professor of political science at Washington University.

Acquiring Information
Developing Administrative Expertise
Expertise and Deference
The Federal Civil Service
Sharing Information
Agents for Policy Advice under Separation of Powers
Congressional Development of the Institutional Presidency
Eliciting Information
Information, Regulated Interests, and Administrative Policymaking
The SEC and the Regulation of Finance