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Unformatted text preview: PMP 10/22 Notes Now were working on the politicians to bureaucrats link Policy-making can be programmatic or particularistic (or somewhere in btw) o How broad or narrow is the group of winners? Programmatic : provisions of collective goods to society as a whole (let experts be experts is the extreme because their political principles delegate to them and the political principles can restrict bureaucrats so that the outcomes will be biased toward organized groups that matter to the political principles) Particularistic : targeted toward identifiable minorities that are wi/in politicians constituency Pork: geographical targeting of benefits (policies) Rents: benefits targeted to economic groups (i.e. banks); not necessarily geographically targeted Ex. Roads are good for the economy as a whole (programmatic policy) but where will they be built? (maybe particularistic?) o Even though policy is programmatic, it can still be controversial and particularistic o Most policies are about transferring/redistributing wealth (imposing costs on some to the benefit of others)...
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- Fall '08