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Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Michael D. Minta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book answers the question of whether black and Latino legislators better represent minority interests in Congress than white legislators, and it is the first book on the subject to focus on ... More


More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure—requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the ... More


Policy Issue Substance and the Revitalization of Legislative Studies

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter seeks to introduce a substance-oriented research program based on policy issues for studying Congress from multiple vantage points. In doing so, it makes serious progress on ... More


The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents evidence showing that mandate disclosure consistently fails to accomplish its stated goals. It begins by asking what standard we should use to assess mandated disclosure and ... More


The Politics of Disclosure

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that even if simplification worked better, it would often be defeated by the political dynamics of regulation. First, mandates expand, exacerbating the overload problem. Second, ... More


Producing Disclosures

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers another reason why simplification cannot save mandated disclosure: regulatory method depends on disclosers, but the core problem of complexity makes it hard for lawmakers to ... More


At Worst, Harmless?

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that mandated disclosure not only can be costly but also can inflict unintended and unnoticed harms. Mandates impose various direct costs on both disclosers and disclosees. For ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Disclosurism

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter clarifies that the book has argued that lawmakers must abandon the use of mandated disclosure, describing it as a failed regulatory method. The book has presented evidence ... More


Of Tastes and Values: What Economics Can Tell Us About Them

Guido Calabresi

in The Future of Law and Economics: Essays in Reform and Recollection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300195897
eISBN:
9780300216264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195897.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that economists are very well suited to examine and elucidate the consequences of some tastes and values. Contrary to economists' traditional claim that they have nothing to say ... More


The Reflections of a Craftsman

Brian Simpson

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of judges as lawmakers in the common law tradition, the question being whether their job is solely to say what the law is, not to create it, or do they have a ... More


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