The Politics of Rulemaking in the United States

Posted: 28 May 2019

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Susan Webb Yackee

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science; University of Wisconsin - Madison - La Follette School of Public Affairs

Date Written: May 2019

Abstract

Rulemaking is a critical part of American government and governance. This article reviews the political underpinnings of modern rulemaking. Specifically, it highlights the process and impact of agency regulations, as well as the key tools used by the legislature, elected executive, and courts to oversee the rulemaking process. The article also reviews who participates in the rulemaking process, as well as who influences regulatory content. Finally, new directions in regulatory policymaking are explored, including data collection advancements, as well as the potential role for guidance documents as replacements for more traditionally issued notice and comment regulations.

Suggested Citation

Yackee, Susan Webb, The Politics of Rulemaking in the United States (May 2019). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 22, pp. 37-55, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3394071 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-050817-092302

Susan Webb Yackee (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science ( email )

1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
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University of Wisconsin - Madison - La Follette School of Public Affairs ( email )

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Madison, WI 53705
United States

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