Designing Bureaucratic Accountability
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science
Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Gould School of Law and the Department of Political Science
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1994
We investigate the extent to which legislators can use institutional design to adapt the the challenges presented by the complexity of policy making. In so doing, we produce new and more general conclusions about the consequences of institutional design for democratic decision-making and conclude that, in general, democracy can work.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: institutional design, law-making, policy making, democracy, bureaucracy, acountability
JEL Classification: D78, D73Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 30, 2007
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