Notes navigation: Browse by title • Browse by author • Subject index
Disclaimer. Don't rely on these old notes in lieu of reading the literature, but they can jog your memory. As a grad student long ago, my peers and I collaborated to write and exchange summaries of political science research. I posted them to a wiki-style website. "Wikisum" is now dead but archived here. I cannot vouch for these notes' accuracy, nor can I say who wrote them.
Huber and McCarty. 2004. Bureaucratic capacity, delegation, and political reform. APSR 98 (3):481-94.
Low BC reduces the incentives to comply with legislation. This is because the ineffective bureaucrat will have to move much further from her preferred point in order to reduce the risk of noncompliance. At some point, reducing risk simply isn't worth the loss in preferred actions. See Figure 3.
Research by the same authors
Research on similar subjects
Huber, John (author) • McCarty, Nolan (author) • Comparative Politics • Bureaucracy • Civil Service Reform
Wikisum home: Index of all summaries by title, by author, or by subject.