Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administration: by David Rosenbloom PDF

By David Rosenbloom

Before 1946 the congressional function in public management have been restricted to authorization, investment, and assessment of federal administrative operations, which had grown swiftly as a result of New Deal and the second one global warfare. yet in passing the executive strategy Act and the Legislative Reorganization Act that pivotal 12 months, Congress self-consciously created for itself a finished position in public management. Reluctant to delegate legislative authority to federal businesses, Congress determined to regard the firms as extensions of itself and verified a framework for finished law of the organizations' strategies. also, Congress reorganized itself so it might probably supply non-stop supervision of federal agencies.

Rosenbloom indicates how those 1946 adjustments within the congressional position in public management laid the foundation for destiny significant legislative acts, together with the liberty of data Act (1966), privateness Act (1974), govt within the Sunshine Act (1976), bureaucracy aid Acts (1980, 1995), leader monetary officials Act (1990), and Small company Regulatory equity Enforcement Act (1996). each one of those acts, etc, has contributed to the legislative-centered public management that Congress has shaped during the last 50 years.

This first book-length learn of the topic presents a complete rationalization of the institutional pursuits, values, and common sense in the back of the modern position of Congress in federal management and makes an attempt to maneuver the general public management box past condemning legislative "micromanagement" to figuring out why Congress values it.

2001 Louis Brownlow Award from the nationwide Academy of Public Administration

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