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Group Concentration and the Delegation of Legislative Authority

Fiorina, Morris P. (1982) Group Concentration and the Delegation of Legislative Authority. Social Science Working Paper, 438. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This paper takes an initial stab at the delegation question. What incentives lead legislators to delegate not only the administration but even the formulation of public policy to unelected officials? A variety of considerations are relevant, but my focus will be on political (rather than managerial) incentives to delegate. The next section of the paper develops a simple framework in which the later discussion can be conducted.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Originally prepared for the Conference on Social Science and Regulatory Policy, Reston, Virginia—January 22-23, 1982. I am grateful to Roger Noll and Peter Aranson for useful comments on an earlier version.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:438
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