Accession Number : ADA113317

Title :   Representation in Theory, Legislatures, and Bureaucracies,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Marks,Ellen L

PDF Url : ADA113317

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The subject of representation has long been the topic of debate and discussion, an issue for pragmatic and normative consideration, and, more recently, an item for empirical and methodological investigation. Although there is minimal consensus on what representation is, should be, or how it should be studied, there is nevertheless extensive agreement among analysts, observers, and participants that the concept and practice of representation is of critical importance to modern states and societies. The primary goal of this paper is to extend the concept of representation to the bureaucracy in the United States and propose a research design to examine the representation of interests in bureaucratic policymaking activities.

Descriptors :   *United States Government, *Policies, *Leadership, Decision making, Judgement(Psychology), Public administration, Public opinion, Congress, Legislation, Federal law, Democracy

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE