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The Politics of Regulation

Wilson, James Q. (Editor)

Published by Basic Books, Inc, New York, 1980
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xii, 468 pages. Occasional footnotes. Figure. Notes. Contributors' Biographies. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling and is price-clipped. Small yellow highlight side marks noted on pages v and vi. James Quinn Wilson (May 27, 1931 - March 2, 2012) was an American academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration. Most of his career was spent as a professor at UCLA and Harvard University. He was the chairman of the Council of Academic Advisors of the American Enterprise Institute, member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1985-1990), and the President's Council on Bioethics. He was Director of Joint Center for Urban Studies at Harvard-MIT. He was the former president of the American Political Science Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society and Human Rights Foundation. He also was a co-author of a leading university textbook, American Government, and wrote many scholarly books and articles, and op-ed essays. He gained national attention for a 1982 article introducing the broken windows theory in The Atlantic. In 2003, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush. In the late 1970s, Wilson sent some of his students out to explore the politics of regulation - "how goals were determined, conflict resolved or managed, standards set, and policy enforced" - in government agencies in order to test empirically some prominent economic theories - principally "capture" theory - of bureaucratic behavior that Wilson thought were misguided. In the concluding chapter, Wilson more fully develops his theory about the distributional effects of policies that he had explored initially in the final chapter of Political Organizations. Bookseller Inventory # 72943

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Title: The Politics of Regulation

Publisher: Basic Books, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First Printing [Stated].

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