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Do Presidents Control Bureaucracy? The Federal Housing Administration During the Truman-Eisenhower Era


Charles M. Lamb


State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo - Department of Political Science

Adam W. Nye


State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo - Department of Political Science

September 30, 2012

Political Science Quarterly 127 (3): 445-467, 2012

Abstract:     
Charles M. Lamb and Adam W. Nye show how the Federal Housing Administration continued to permit racial segregation in its mortgage insurance program for years after the Truman administration indicated that it must alter that policy. They argue that this case study once again illustrates that presidential control has its limits as bureaucracy successfully defied presidential preferences and continued on a policy trajectory opposed by the president.

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Keywords: Presidential Politics, Bureaucratic Accountability, Racial Politics, Housing Segregation

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Date posted: May 10, 2013  

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Lamb, Charles M. and Nye, Adam W., Do Presidents Control Bureaucracy? The Federal Housing Administration During the Truman-Eisenhower Era (September 30, 2012). Political Science Quarterly 127 (3): 445-467, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2262381

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Charles M. Lamb (Contact Author)
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo - Department of Political Science ( email )
520 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States
Adam W. Nye
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo - Department of Political Science ( email )
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222
United States
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