S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.31 no.1-3 (2016)
Executive-Legislative Conflict and Regulation Outcomes: The Case of the U.S. FCC
- Lee, Jongkon
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.31 No.3 pp. 75-99
- executive-legislative conflict; policy stakeholder support; procedural justice; media concentration regulation; U.S. Federal Communications Commission
- In the context of regulatory decisions, the political conflict between executive and legislative branches has been significant. The relative ideological stances and power resources of federal agencies and Congress determines regulation outcomes. When agencies earn sufficient political support from policy stakeholders by relying on procedural justice, they are able to secure the regulatory outcomes they desire without congressional intervention. Because legislators are highly concerned about their reelection prospects, policy stakeholders political support is an important power resource for agencies. Legislators are likely to embrace regulatory decisions made by agencies supported by policy stakeholders even if they disregard congressional preferences. This article provides evidence for this proposition by reviewing media concentration regulation policies of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.