Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administration: by David Rosenbloom

By David Rosenbloom

Before 1946 the congressional function in public management were constrained to authorization, investment, and evaluation of federal administrative operations, which had grown speedily as a result of New Deal and the second one international conflict. yet in passing the executive technique Act and the Legislative Reorganization Act that pivotal 12 months, Congress self-consciously created for itself a entire position in public management. Reluctant to delegate legislative authority to federal corporations, Congress made up our minds to regard the businesses as extensions of itself and verified a framework for accomplished law of the corporations' strategies. also, Congress reorganized itself so it might probably supply non-stop supervision of federal agencies.

Rosenbloom exhibits how those 1946 adjustments within the congressional function in public management laid the foundation for destiny significant legislative acts, together with the liberty of knowledge Act (1966), privateness Act (1974), govt within the Sunshine Act (1976), forms relief Acts (1980, 1995), leader monetary officials Act (1990), and Small enterprise Regulatory equity Enforcement Act (1996). every one of those acts, and so on, 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 finished clarification 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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