The Politics of Expertise in Congress

The Politics of Expertise in Congress

The Rise and Fall of the Office of Technology Assessment

eBook - 1996
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Univ of New York Press
Examines the relationship between technical experts and elected officials, challenging the prevailing view about how experts become politicized by the policy process.



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Explores how the US legislature tries to act on the best available information about policy problems and at the same time to be responsive to the constituents who elected them. Bimber (political science, U. of California-Santa Barbara) focuses on interactions between elected officials and technical experts from the Office of Technology Assessment, which was founded in 1972 and abolished in 1995. He finds that institutional structure and individual strategies combine to politicize experts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780585036199
0585036195
079143060X
0791430596
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 128 p.)

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