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Extra-Congressional procedures in the new legislative process
A study of the procedures utilized by legislative leaders in attempting to pass legislation that imposes particularistic costs in favor of general benefits. Four cases that utilize different procedural strategies are compared to assess when and why Congress employs different procedures and to assess the comparative difficulties involved in cutting different types of particularistic benefits in favor of general benefits. The study finds that the decision to delegate is a function of a variety of factors including the nature of the particularistic cost being imposed, the scope of the policy area, the historical development of institutions involved in the particular policy area, and the relative power and stature of the legislative leaders who support the measure. ^
Political Science, General
Lawrence Allen Becker,
"Extra-Congressional procedures in the new legislative process"
(January 1, 2001).
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