Politics, Delegation, and Bureaucracy

John D. Huber and Charles R. Shipan

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Politics, Delegation, and Bureaucracy

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This article studies some of the recent models and associated empirical research on politics, delegation, and bureaucracy. It describes the four core theoretical arguments that constantly emerge from these models and the empirical tests that focus on patterns of delegation strategies. The article also reviews some of the recent theoretical models that are able to provide insights into the circumstances under which the logic of these theoretical arguments breaks down.

Keywords: recent models; empirical research; politics; delegation; bureaucracy; theoretical arguments; delegation strategies

Article.  7858 words. 

Subjects: Political Institutions ; Comparative Politics

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