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Political Struggles and the Forging of Autonomous Government Agencies

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Argues that autonomous agencies are not the result of a systematic design, but are produced by the interactions of political and bureaucratic forces. The case studies illustrate how political struggles between politicians and bureaucrats can create a muddle of agencies that lack coherence and are subject to conflicting levels of political control.

"'Anyone who thinks the rise of autonomous government agencies is just the result of neoliberal economic fashions should read this book. Dr. Ballinas Valdés offers a penetrating analysis of Mexican bureaucratic politics, but also gives us a more general account of how to understand bureaucratic autonomy and what shapes it."

- Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow of All Souls College Oxford, UK

"This book is an essential corrective to simplistic theories about the genesis and role of autonomous agencies. Ballinas Valdés explores the struggle among politicians and bureaucrats and shows how it generates great variety in the structure of agencies. Political conflict produces results that frequently confound the original intentions of the agencies' promoters."

- Alasdair S. Roberts, Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, Suffolk University Law School, USA

"This excellent study on the surge of the regulatory state in Mexico in recent decades carries out an in-depth analysis of the role of domestic forces involved in regulatory agentification, beyond one-dimensional arguments. Bureaucrats and politicians' interests and perceptions are perfectly illuminated; making clear that their policy preferences are shaped by institutional designs, but also that their major struggles were largely related to pursuing institutional change, as a way to affect public policies more permanently."

- Jacint Jordana, Professor of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Director, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Spain

CRISTOPHER BALLINAS VALDÉS is Associate Professor in Public Policy, at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico. He specialises in the study of executive government and the effects of politics and institutions on policy outcomes - the politics of policies. He has also worked as Senior Adviser to three deputy ministers at the central government in Mexico and possesses extensive high-level experience in policy design and implementation.

Introduction A Power-Centred Framework for Empirical Analysis Zugzwang: Agency Creation and Bureaucratic Reaction Institutions, Coalitions and Struggles in the Mexican Federal Bureaucracy An Overview of the Mexican Autonomous Agencies Constellation The Central Bank The Federal Telecommunication Commission The Energy Regulatory Commission Conclusion Bibliography


Titel: Political Struggles and the Forging of Autonomous Government Agencies
EAN: 9781349333660
ISBN: 978-1-349-33366-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 255
Gewicht: 341g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T140mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 1st ed. 2011