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The laws that legislatures adopt provide a crucial opportunity for elected politicians to define public policy. But the ways politicians use laws to shape policy vary considerably across polities. In some cases, legislatures adopt detailed and specific laws in an effort to micromanage policymaking processes. In others, they adopt general and vague laws that leave the executive and bureaucrats substantial discretion to fill in the policy details. What explains these differences across political systems, and how do they matter? The authors address these issues by developing and testing a comparative theory of how laws shape bureaucratic autonomy. Drawing on a range of evidence from advanced parliamentary democracies and the U.S. States, they argue that particular institutional forms--such as the nature of electoral laws, the structure of the legal system, and the professionalism of the legislature--have a systematic and predictable effect on how politicians use laws to shape the policymaking process.

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Who makes policy? Legislators sometimes write detailed laws that spell out exactly what policies should look like. At other times, however, they write vague laws that allow bureaucrats to make policy. The authors explain why, and when, legislators take these different approaches, using labor laws across countries and health policy laws across the U.S. states to provide support for our argument. Our argument and evidence provide numerous insights into the reasons for delegation and bureaucratic discretion, as well as insights into the normative consequences of incentives to limit discretion.

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Who makes policy? Legislators sometimes write detailed laws that spell out exactly what policies should look like. At other times, however, they write vague laws that allow bureaucrats to make policy. The authors explain why, and when, legislators take these different approaches, using labor laws across countries and health policy laws across the US states to provide support for their argument. Their evidence provides numerous insights into the reasons for delegation and bureaucratic discretion, as well as insights into the normative consequences of incentives to limit discretion.

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This book explains the different approaches legislators use when they write laws.

Table of Contents

1. Laws, bureaucratic autonomy and the comparative study of delegation; 2. Rational delegation or helpless abdication? The relationship between bureaucrats and politicians; 3. Statutes as blueprints for policy making processes; 4. A comparative theory of legislative discretion and the policy making process; 5. Legislation, agency policy making and Medicaid in Michigan; 6. The design of laws across separation of powers systems; 7. The design of laws across parliamentary systems; 8. Laws, institutions, and policy making processes.

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ISBN:
9780521520706
Author:
Huber, John D.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Lange, Peter
Author:
Comisso, Ellen
Author:
Huber, John D.
Author:
Bates, Robert H.
Author:
Shipan, Charles R.
Author:
Lange, Peter
Author:
Milner, Helen
Author:
Hall, Peter
Author:
Migdal, Joel
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative government
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Bureaucracy
Subject:
Political planning
Subject:
Law and politics
Subject:
Separation of powers
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Government - Legislative Branch
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 b/w illus. 18 tables
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.95x5.98x.74 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Who makes policy? Legislators sometimes write detailed laws that spell out exactly what policies should look like. At other times, however, they write vague laws that allow bureaucrats to make policy. The authors explain why, and when, legislators take these different approaches, using labor laws across countries and health policy laws across the U.S. states to provide support for our argument. Our argument and evidence provide numerous insights into the reasons for delegation and bureaucratic discretion, as well as insights into the normative consequences of incentives to limit discretion.
"Synopsis" by , Who makes policy? Legislators sometimes write detailed laws that spell out exactly what policies should look like. At other times, however, they write vague laws that allow bureaucrats to make policy. The authors explain why, and when, legislators take these different approaches, using labor laws across countries and health policy laws across the US states to provide support for their argument. Their evidence provides numerous insights into the reasons for delegation and bureaucratic discretion, as well as insights into the normative consequences of incentives to limit discretion.
"Synopsis" by , This book explains the different approaches legislators use when they write laws.
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