Rachel Potter, CSDP Fellow, in Brookings on Trump Administration Regulatory Policy

Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Rachel Augustine Potter evaluates the Trump administrations' regulatory policy in her Brookings piece, The Trump administration’s regulatory corner-cutting isn’t just bad for democracy—it’s a bad strategy.  Her report is part of Brookings' Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective, produced by the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets. What should we make of all this procedural corner-cutting? Why is it happening, and does it matter if Trump fails to follow the rules of rulemaking? The series aims to improve the workings of the regulatory process and its outcomes by exploring regulatory reform efforts past and present and by analyzing the contemporary workings of our separation of powers system as they relate to regulation.

Rachel Potter is a 2018-2019 CSDP Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include American political institutions, regulation, public policy, public administration, and the influence of separation of powers on bureaucratic decision-making.