Agency policy making and political control: Modeling away the delegation problem

Spence, David B.
April 1997
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Apr97, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p199
Academic Journal
Argues that the shift in thinking among public administration analysts from an emphasis on agency autonomy toward the view that politicians can and do exert control over agency decisions may be premature. Shift's failure to challenge the concept of why agency autonomy is an inherent result of delegation of policy-making authority from politicians to agencies.


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