Congress Oversees the Bureaucracy

Morris Ogul has written a very stimulating book on the important but neglected subject of congressional oversight. . . . Ogul's sophisticated treatment of what he terms 'latent oversight,' is a useful corrective to past work.
American Political Science Review

Congressional supervision of the way the executive implements legislative mandates-“oversight” of the bureaucracy-is one of the most complex and least understood functions of Congress. In this book, Morris Ogul clarifies the meaning of oversight and analyzes the elements that contribute to its success or neglect. Ogul's work is based on case studies from nearly one hundred interviews with congressmen, committee staff members, lobbyists, and members of the executive branch., as well as an examination of relevant congressional documents.

252 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

May, 1976

isbn : 9780822984542

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Morris S. Ogul

Morris S. Ogul (1931-2008) was professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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