Students are expected to prepare 1 page concise written response to the question posed and 2-3 paragraphs for the discussion question. Please use correct grammar and spelling. Also, use APA style for your references.
Introduction As government in contemporary society has become more pervasive, every citizen has had or will have contact with an administrative agency. In modern America, bureaucratic agencies have become the dominant force in carrying out administrative and regulatory functions at federal, state, and local levels of government. In their wide-ranging activities, nonelected administrators often exercise executive, quasi-legislative, and quasi-judicial powers. This suggests the importance of administrative law as that branch of public law that preserves the constitutional rights of citizens as it facilitates oversight of the procedures agencies employ in carrying out the responsibilities delegated by Congress, the president, and state and local executive authorities and legislative bodies. By becoming aware of the legal framework of administrative law and contrasting the ideal versus the reality of the bureaucracy in American life, the student is poised to embark on an examination of the functions of administrative tribunals and the courts and their role in law and the administrative process.
However, as America has moved from a small agrarian nation through the industrial revolution, the role of government changed dramatically. The problems that accompanied “big business” and “big labor” led to “big government” being looked upon to provide solutions for economic and social problems. The administrative state emerged with its growth accelerated by the New Deal in response to problems of the Great Depression. That growth continues as the technological and information revolutions and the increasing longevity of a larger and more diverse population demand solutions to economic and social problems.
Watch the Eugene Kim “Administrative Law” Youtube video. Kim, Eugene, (2013, August 14) Administrative Law. [Video file].
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Week one’s Assignment is: (1 Page)
If you were in charge of determining the allowable defects in the “Rat Hair List,” how would you define “unavoidable” defects — in terms of economics, technology, or both? Are there other considerations you would add?
Week one’s discussion board question is: (2-3 Paragraphs)
How do we reconcile the seeming incompatibility between bureaucracy and representative democracy?