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Unformatted text preview: Module IV: The Institutional Module IV: The Institutional Presidency Presidency Lecture 13: “The Administrative Presidency” and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency • “ “ The Administrative Presidency” The Administrative Presidency” : : A model of policy leadership through direct bureaucratic direct bureaucratic intervention intervention The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency • “ “ The Administrative Presidency” The Administrative Presidency” : : A model of policy leadership through direct bureaucratic direct bureaucratic intervention intervention – A set of unilateral unilateral techniques for making government policy more responsive to presidential preferences • For achieving policy change through the political political control of the bureaucracy control of the bureaucracy The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency • “ “ The Administrative Presidency” The Administrative Presidency” : : A model of policy leadership through direct bureaucratic direct bureaucratic intervention intervention – A set of unilateral unilateral techniques for making government policy more responsive to presidential preferences • For achieving policy change through the political political control of the bureaucracy control of the bureaucracy – A strategy for achieving policy change without without seeking statutory change seeking statutory change through Congress through Congress The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency • Last lecture Last lecture : WHOP and strategic personnel recruitment, as one technique for politicizing decentralized decentralized rulemaking and enforcement processes – Selecting loyal and ideologically committed presidential appointees • Sending out to manage the day-to-day operations of the federal bureaucracy The Administrative Presidency The Administrative Presidency • Today’s lecture Today’s lecture : OMB and centralized centralized oversight of the federal bureaucracy – Strengthening control at the top (inside the White House): • The concept of “clearance” (or “gatekeeping”) • Centralized White House review of: – Department/agency budget and program requests to Congress – Rule-making actions of federal regulatory agencies (like EPA and OSHA) Explanation for the Rise of the Explanation for the Rise of the Administrative Presidency Administrative Presidency • Closing the “expectations/performance gap” Explanation for the Rise of the Explanation for the Rise of the Administrative Presidency Administrative Presidency • Closing the “expectations/performance gap” – Presidents are held accountable for the performance of government • Public expectations : “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” – The escalation of presidential promises Explanation for the Rise of the Explanation for the Rise of the...
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