Democracy Paradox
Democracy Paradox
Oct 26, 2021
Susan Rose-Ackerman on the Role of the Executive in Four Different Democracies
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Many of these things that you and I are talking about are simply initiatives put forward by the chief executive or maybe by a cabinet minister. Something they want to do and rather than something that they're required to do. And it seems to me that that's a rather fragile base on which to build a more effective participatory process, which doesn't give up on the role of technocracy and expertise.

Susan Rose-Ackerman

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com or a short review of Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France here.

Susan Rose-Ackerman joins the podcast to discuss her new book Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. Susan is the Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Key Highlights Include

  • How have executives handled the pandemic
  • Differences between the executives of Germany, France, UK and US
  • How different executives make rules to implement public statutes
  • Description of deliberative democracy used in France to create environmental policies
  • Is the administrative state democratic


 Key Links

Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France by Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman on Wikipedia

EPuM Interview with Susan Rose-Ackerman on YouTube


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