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Supervising Outsourcing: The Need For Better Design Of Blended Governance, Nina A. Mendelson Apr 2017

Supervising Outsourcing: The Need For Better Design Of Blended Governance, Nina A. Mendelson

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We are long past the “vending machine”-style privatization of government functions – where the government contracts to buy a discrete product or service at a set price, whether aircraft components or landscaping. Government is increasingly enlisting, or collaborating with, private entities for functions long perceived as distinctly public. Private entities may make policy explicitly (through standards that agencies later adopt) or implicitly (through the third party verification of compliance with regulatory objectives). For example, the Department of Health and Human Services relies on the recommendations of an American Medical Association committee of specialist physicians to establish Medicare physician payments, while …


The Administrative State In America, William J. Novak Jan 2017

The Administrative State In America, William J. Novak

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The purpose of this contribution is to examine the idea of the Continental State in a common-law context. To that effect, the focus of this essay is the American state. Typically, in comparing the American regime to the Continental idea of the state, much has been made of a so-called tradition of ‘American exceptionalism’. Alexis de Tocqueville perhaps started this trend when he observed in the United States distinctive qualities of individualism, associationalism, localism, and decentralization, but not many inklings of a modern state. ‘The federal government of the United States’, he mistakenly surmised in the early nineteenth century, ‘is …


Putting The 'Public' In Public Administration: The Rise Of The Public Utility Idea, William J. Novak Jan 2017

Putting The 'Public' In Public Administration: The Rise Of The Public Utility Idea, William J. Novak

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From the perspective of American legal history, one of the most important and lasting themes in the work of Jerry L. Mashaw is his definitive establishment of the long and deep historical origins of American administrative law and the administrative state. Mashaw's remarkable charting of “The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law” is a monumental achievement that forever alters the established chronology and history of the administrative regulatory state in the USA. Through his emphasis on what Bruce Wyman dubbed the “internal law” of administration, Mashaw identified a new route into a previously undiscovered (or at least underacknowledged) …