Political Leadership in US Bureaucracy

Edward Page

in Policy Without Politicians

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199645138
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745157 | DOI:
Political Leadership in US Bureaucracy

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Despite our expectations that the US system is more likely to involve politicians in legislative activity than European countries, few of the decrees in the study were actually initiated by politicians. Their role in developing this kind of everyday policy is nevertheless significant, as their support is required to help decrees get through an extensive consultation process which offers multiple opportunities for blockage. The bureaucratic role in the US system of rule-making is also distinctive as it is based on the agency as a source of identity, and the traditions, missions, and objectives of agencies can be independent of those found among the executive political leadership.

Keywords: United States; bureaucracy; interest groups; delegation; secondary legislation; policy-making; rule-making

Chapter.  11156 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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