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Paper | Strengthening American Democracy

The administrative state’s legitimacy crisis

April 20, 2016, Philip A. Wallach

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.

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