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Unformatted text preview: PMP 10/22 Notes • Now we’re 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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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRCO 400 taught by Professor Matthewshugart during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08