Chapter

The Road Forward

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780226772028
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226772042 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0010
The Road Forward

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This chapter presents a summary of the book's main arguments and solutions. It argues that previous efforts to address the dysfunction of the protector agencies were sideswiped by the argument that the country cannot afford more stringent regulation. It then raises the question of whether the institutional reforms advocated in this book will lead to the improvements. The chapter reviews these institutional reforms, considers the potential of changes within the bureaucracy to steer policy making in the right direction, and concludes with a few suggestions on how to determine that change has happened.

Keywords: institutional reforms; federal agencies; regulation; bureaucracy; policy making

Chapter.  4176 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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