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dc.contributor.advisorArnold, R. Douglasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRuder, Alexander Irvinen_US
dc.contributor.otherPolitics Departmenten_US
dc.description.abstractAttribution, Accountability, and Institutional Design in Bureaucratic Politics is a collection of three essays about news coverage of regulatory agencies. In a democracy, the news is a crucial source of information about public affairs for voters. The news enables accountability for elected officials such as the president and members of Congress. I ask how news coverage enables political accountability of powerful federal agencies, whose leaders are unelected and only accountable to the public only through the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. In particular, voters rely on the news to connect agency regulations and enforcements to the elected officials with formal responsibility for those agencies. If the news provides poor information, by blaming the wrong official, mischaracterizing the authorities of the president and Congress, or biasing the news to favor a particular ideology, accountability is undermined.en_US
dc.publisherPrinceton, NJ : Princeton Universityen_US
dc.relation.isformatofThe Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the <a href=> library's main catalog </a>en_US
dc.subjectAmerican Politicsen_US
dc.subjectMass Mediaen_US
dc.subjectText Analysisen_US
dc.subject.classificationPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.titleAttribution, Accountability, and Institutional Design in Bureaucratic Politicsen_US
dc.typeAcademic dissertations (Ph.D.)en_US
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