Making Policy Making Law

Author: Mark C. Miller
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589013646
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The functioning of the U.S. government is a bit messier than Americans would like to think. The general understanding of policymaking has Congress making the laws, executive agencies implementing them, and the courts applying the laws as written—as long as those laws are constitutional. Making Policy, Making Law fundamentally challenges this conventional wisdom, arguing that no dominant institution—or even a roughly consistent pattern of relationships—exists among the various players in the federal policymaking process. Instead, at different times and under various conditions, all branches play roles not only in making public policy, but in enforcing and legitimizing it as well. This is the first text that looks in depth at this complex interplay of all three branches. The common thread among these diverse patterns is an ongoing dialogue among roughly coequal actors in various branches and levels of government. Those interactions are driven by processes of conflict and persuasion distinctive to specific policy arenas as well as by the ideas, institutional realities, and interests of specific policy communities. Although complex, this fresh examination does not render the policymaking process incomprehensible; rather, it encourages scholars to look beyond the narrow study of individual institutions and reach across disciplinary boundaries to discover recurring patterns of interbranch dialogue that define (and refine) contemporary American policy. Making Policy, Making Law provides a combination of contemporary policy analysis, an interbranch perspective, and diverse methodological approaches that speak to a surprisingly overlooked gap in the literature dealing with the role of the courts in the American policymaking process. It will undoubtedly have significant impact on scholarship about national lawmaking, national politics, and constitutional law. For scholars and students in government and law—as well as for concerned citizenry—this book unravels the complicated interplay of governmental agencies and provides a heretofore in-depth look at how the U.S. government functions in reality.

School S In

Author: Paul Manna
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589010906
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"A masterful look at the evolution of the complicated politics surrounding national education policymaking. A must-read whether you study or work on education policy."?Andrew J. Rotherham co-director, Education Sector and Senior Fellow Progressive Policy Institute"A terrific book based on superior scholarship. . . . essential reading for people interested in agenda-setting, policy entrepreneurship, and federalism."?Michael Mintrom, University of Auckland

Globalization And The Politics Of Pay

Author: Susan B. Hansen
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013292
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In the American federal system, states actively compete for jobs, business investment, and factory locations. Labor costs have played an important role in such interstate competition since the days of the pre-Civil War plantation economy. In recent years, however, global economic trends have put added pressures on businesses and government to reduce labor costs. At least, that is what most politicians, the media, and the business community believe. Globalization and the Politics of Pay examines the economic, political, and social causes and consequences of declining wages in the United States. It challenges the conventional wisdom that globalization is to blame for the decline in workers' earnings. Susan B. Hansen presents a comprehensive analysis of the many factors affecting labor costs and concludes that many of them result from choices made by the states themselves through the laws and policies they enact. In addition, free-market ideologies and low voter turnout have had greater effects in keeping wages down than globalization. In fact, foreign trade and investment can actually result in higher pay in the state labor market. In this rigorous yet surprising study, Hansen develops new measures of state and federal labor costs to test competing theories of the consequences of reducing wages and benefits. Most economists would argue that higher labor costs cause higher unemployment, and that reducing labor costs will lead to higher levels of job creation. But citizens and elected officials must weigh any employment gains in lower-wage jobs against slower state economic growth, declining personal income, and a less-competitive position in international trade. Cutting state labor costs is shown to have adverse social consequences, including family instability, high crime rates, poverty, and low voter turnouts. The book concludes with policy recommendations for state governments trying to balance their need for more jobs with policies to enhance productivity, living standards, social stability, and international competitiveness.

American Book Publishing Record

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Bibliographie Internationale De Science Politique

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Dissertation Abstracts International

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Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Verwaltung Informationstechnik Management

Author: Jörn von Lucke
Editor: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
ISBN: 9783848738168
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Als der wohl einflussreichste Vordenker zu Digitalisierung und Management im offentlichen Sektor steht Heinrich Reinermann wie kaum ein anderer fur die Durchsetzung von Verwaltungsinformatik und Public Management in Deutschland. Sein wissenschaftliches Lebenswerk dokumentiert die Breite der Verwaltungswissenschaften. Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Public Management und Verwaltungsinformatik stehen im Zentrum einer immer wieder auf Praxisfragen und -sorgen bezogenen Reflexion. Mit 22 Beitragen seiner akademischen Weggefahrten wurdigt diese Festschrift das Leben und Wirken Heinrich Reinermanns zu seinem 80. Geburtstag. Sie enthalt Beitrage zur Spannweite der Verwaltungsinformatik als Wissenschaft, zu unterschiedlichen verwaltungswissenschaftlichen Perspektiven und zur Verwaltungsmodernisierung mit Informationstechnik. Durchweg beziehen sie sich auf praktische Herausforderungen der Gestaltung, des Handelns und des Managements offentlicher Organisationen. Mit Beitragen von Carl Bohret, Hinrich Bonin, Martin Bruggemeier, Marco Brunzel, Hans Peter Bull, Peter Eichhorn, Hermann Hill, John Leslie King, Kenneth Kraemer, Herbert Kubicek, Helmut Klages, Stefanie Kohl, Klaus Konig, Klaus Lenk, Stephan Lobel, Jorn von Lucke, Klaus Luder, Veith Mehde, Angelika Menne-Haritz, Ludwig Pack, Christoph Reichard, Tino Schuppan, Margrit Seckelmann, Roland Traunmuller und Arthur Winter.