The Politics of Regulatory Change: A Tale of Two Agencies / Edition 2

The Politics of Regulatory Change: A Tale of Two Agencies / Edition 2

by Richard A. Harris, Sidney M. Milkis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195081919

ISBN-13: 9780195081916

Pub. Date: 04/11/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The past three decades have brought remarkable change in American regulatory politics. The re-emergence of public interest movements in the sixties and seventies raised fundamental questions about our market economy and dramatically expanded the government's regulatory role in the protection of public health, the consumer, and the environment. The far-reaching

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The past three decades have brought remarkable change in American regulatory politics. The re-emergence of public interest movements in the sixties and seventies raised fundamental questions about our market economy and dramatically expanded the government's regulatory role in the protection of public health, the consumer, and the environment. The far-reaching effects of this new regulatory regime in turn precipitated a counter-movement to restrict social and economic regulation spearheaded by the Reagan administration. In their first edition of The Politics of Regulatory Change, Richard Harris and Sidney Milkis assessed the long-term consequences of the Reagan administration's attempt to drastically curtail social regulation through an in-depth study of how two of the most influential regulatory agencies, the Federal Trade Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency, were affected by administration reforms. Now with their second edition, Harris and Milkis continue their assessment, creating a completely revised edition that includes coverage of the changes in regulatory politics during the Bush and Clinton administrations. They conclude that the essential elements of the 'public lobby regime' remain intact, even as the successive deregulatory assaults on that regime in the 1980's and 1990's have polarized Washington not simply over public policy but more fundamentally over the just ends of the American political system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195081916
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/11/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.21(w) x 5.45(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

1. Regulation, Deregulation, and the Administrative State
2. The Politics of Regulatory Change
3. The New Social Regulation
4. The Regulatory Program of the Reagan Administration
5. The Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Protection, and Regulatory Change
6. Regulation and Deregulation at the Environmental Protection Agency
7. Regulatory Relief: To Be Or Not To Be
8. Janet Steiger's Federal Trade Commission: The Limited Possibilities of Consensus Politics
9. The EPA under George Bush
10. Conclusion: Social Reforms and Divided Democracy—The Future of Regulatory Politics

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