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Paper | Strengthening American Democracy
The administrative state’s legitimacy crisis
April 20, 2016,
In this paper, Philip Wallach explores the origins and implications of the administrative state's legitimacy crisis and offers a possible path toward overcoming it. He argues that both major camps fighting over the role of the administrative state (generally referred to as bureaucracy) fail to provide a viable means of securing effective and legitimate government.