Regulation and public interests : the possibility of good regulatory government
- Steven P. Croley.
- Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (viii, 379 pages)
- Croley, Steven P., 1965-
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-364) and index.
- Acknowledgments ix Introduction: An Uneasy Commitment to Regulatory Government
- PART I: THE CYNICAL VIEW OF REGULATORY GOVERNMENT, AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
- 7 Chapter One-- The Basic Project
- 9 Chapter Two: The Cynical View of Regulation
- 14 Chapter Three: Is Regulatory Capture Inevitable?
- 26 Chapter Four: Alternative Visions of Regulatory Government
- PART II: THE ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATORY STATE
- 77 Chapter Five: Opening the Black Box: Regulatory Decisionmaking in Legal Context
- 81 Chapter Six: Regulatory Government as Administrative Government
- 102 Chapter Seven: Participation in Administrative Decisionmaking
- 118 Chapter Eight: The Administrative-Process Approach Expanded: A More Developed Picture
- PART III: PUBLIC INTERESTED REGULATION
- 157 Chapter Nine: The Environmental Protection Agency's Ozone and Particulate Matter Rules
- 163 Chapter Ten: The Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Initiative
- 180 Chapter Eleven: The Forest Service's Roadless Policy for National Forests
- 196 Chapter Twelve: Socially Beneficial Administrative Decisionmaking: Additional Evidence
- PART IV: PUBLIC CHOICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS
- 237 Chapter Thirteen: The Public Choice Theory Revisited
- 241 Chapter Fourteen: The Promise of an Administrative-Process Orientation
- 258 Chapter Fifteen: Regulatory Rents, Regulatory Failures, and Other Objections
- 284 Conclusion: The Regulatory State and Social Welfare
- 307 Index 365.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Not since the 1960s have U.S. politicians, Republican or Democrat, campaigned on platforms defending big government, much less the use of regulation to help solve social ills. And since the late 1970s, "deregulation" has become perhaps the most ubiquitous political catchword of all. This book takes on the critics of government regulation. Providing the first major alternative to conventional arguments grounded in public choice theory, it demonstrates that regulatory government can, and on important occasions does, advance general interests. Unlike previous accounts, "Regulation and Public Interests" takes agencies' decision-making rules rather than legislative incentives as a central determinant of regulatory outcomes.Drawing from both political science and law, Steven Croley argues that such rules, together with agencies' larger decision-making environments, enhance agency autonomy. Agency personnel inclined to undertake regulatory initiatives that generate large but diffuse benefits (while imposing smaller but more concentrated costs) can use decision-making rules to develop socially beneficial regulations even over the objections of Congress and influential interest groups. This book thus provides a qualified defense of regulatory government. Its illustrative case studies include the development of tobacco rulemaking by the Food and Drug Administration, ozone and particulate matter rules by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service's "roadless" policy for national forests, and regulatory initiatives by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Use copy Restrictions unspecified
- Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
- Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
- Action note
- digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
- 9781400828142 (electronic bk.)
- 1400828147 (electronic bk.)