A Survey of Federal Agency Rulemakers’ Attitudes About E-Rulemaking
36 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last revised: 1 Sep 2015
Date Written: January 22, 2010
Drawing on a survey of U.S. civil servants engaged in developing regulations across a wide variety of agencies, this chapter analyzes how bureaucrats in key positions view the impact on their work of “electronic rulemaking” – that is, the creation of online opportunities for members of the public to comment on proposed administrative regulations. There is strong evidence that rulemakers appreciate the value of new technologies for public participation purposes and for internal administration and coordination functions, but less evidence that they see the utility of e-rulemaking for improving the quality of administrative rules.
Keywords: rulemaking, e-rulemaking, administrative law
JEL Classification: K23
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