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Crisis in Bureaucracy: Homeland Security and the Political Design of Legal Mandates
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Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, page(s): 673-759

Fall 2006

Policymakers fight over bureaucratic structure because it helps shape the legal interpretations and regulatory decisions of agencies through which modern governments operate. In this Article, we update positive political theories of bureaucratic structure to encompass two new issues with important implications for lawyers and political scientists: the significance of legislative responses to a crisis and the uncertainty surrounding major bureaucratic reorganizations.

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