11-30 recitation notes

11-30 recitation - • How large is the gap between the citizen and the policy-making process • Those who argue that it is too large include that

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Smoking and Politics: Took so long to pass regulations on smoking and they knew the health affects for a long time before that just like Conflict and Compromise Special interest (interest groups) is a central element and very persuasive on the policy-making process The role of special interest in the bureaucratic policy-making process is dominant Money is the reason for the special interests groups’ power Our political culture leads us to support business and therefore economic factors are extremely important The first regulations were in the bureaucracy, but Congress was in the hands of the tobacco industry and tried to hold the regulations back
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Unformatted text preview: • How large is the gap between the citizen and the policy-making process? • Those who argue that it is too large include that bureaucrats act however they want and that policy-making authority lies with Congress • The other side argues that the political process truly does have checks i.e. appointment and confirmation Becoming Justice Blackman: • Roe v. Wade about doctor’s ability to make decisions, not necessarily on privacy or states’ interests • Blackmun believed that the will of the people weighed heavily on the decisions of the court...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course POL 0011 taught by Professor Glaser during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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