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Achieving DemocracyThe Future of Progressive Regulation$
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Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199965540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.001.0001

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Policy, Politics, and Institutions

Policy, Politics, and Institutions

(p.115) Chapter 7 Policy, Politics, and Institutions
Achieving Democracy

Sidney A. Shapiro

Joseph P. Tomain

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 explains policy analysis more fully than the analyses used by neoliberalism. More specifically, the chapter describes in detail a policy-making process based upon three key variables – policy, politics, and institutions, such as law, which can be used to generate sound regulations. In brief, in order for a policy proposal to be legitimately adopted and implemented it must satisfy demands of statutory and constitutional law; must be based upon sound empirical (policy) data and analyses; and must have political support. Historically, the regulatory state was intended to be relatively apolitical, and it was intended to apply neutral, technical expertise in addressing social and economic problems. During the neoliberal era, however, political ideology infected the regulatory state causing regulatory and government failures. Chapter 7 argues that those failures can be overcome by a return to pragmatic regulation that both fixes defective markets and promotes social and political values.

Keywords:   policy-making process, legislation, administration, decision making, organization, policy communities, market creation, market adjustment

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