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When Do Interest Groups Use Electronic Rulemaking?, John M. De Figueiredo Jan 2006

When Do Interest Groups Use Electronic Rulemaking?, John M. De Figueiredo

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This paper analyzes how electronic rulemaking is affecting the propensity of interest groups to file comments and replies at the Federal Communications Commission. The paper shows that exogenous events and a handful of issues drive filing behavior. Implications of the analysis are discussed.


Precaution Against Terrorism, Jonathan B. Wiener, Jessica Stern Jan 2006

Precaution Against Terrorism, Jonathan B. Wiener, Jessica Stern

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Stunned by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration adopted a new National Security Strategy in September 2002. The UK government took a similar stance. This new strategy calls for anticipatory attacks against potential enemies with uncertain capacities and intentions, even before their threat is imminent. Rather than wait for evidence of weapons of mass destruction, it shifts the burden of proof, obliging ‘‘rogue’’ states to show that they do not harbor weapons of mass destruction or terrorist cells, or else face the possibility of attack. This new strategy amounts to the adoption of the Precautionary Principle ...