The Political Economy of Expertise: Information and Efficiency in American National Politics (Hardback)Kevin M. Esterling (author)
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More than mere touts for the interests of Washington insiders, these groups encourage Congress to enact policies that are likely to succeed while avoiding those that have too great of a risk of failure. The surprising result is greater legislative efficiency. The Political Economy of Expertise illustrates that this system actually favors effective and informed decision making, thereby increasing the likelihood that new policies will benefit the American public.
Kevin M. Esterling is Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
--Bryan Jones, University of Washington
"Esterling shows that research on good public policy can defeat narrow special interests, even in Congress. A major contribution."
--Frank Baumgartner, Penn State University
"While spin and sound bites often dominate political news, Kevin Esterling's masterful work should generate a more hopeful headline: Ideas and Evidence Matter in Policy Making."
--James T. Hamilton, Duke University
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