Federalist No. 71: Can the Federal Government Be Held Accountable for Performance?
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
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Public Administration Review
Special Issue: The Federalist Papers Revised for Twenty-First-Century Reality Edited by Paul C. Light of the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University Co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California
Volume 71, Issue Supplement s1, pages s128–s134, December 2011
How to Cite
Radin, B. A. (2011), Federalist No. 71: Can the Federal Government Be Held Accountable for Performance?. Public Administration Review, 71: s128–s134. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02472.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
Federalist No. 71 and Federalist No. 76 focus on the level of authority in the executive. This essay reviews the recent history of efforts to measure government performance as a way to control executive performance and then proceeds to a discussion of the weakness inherent in past approaches. The author uses the Government Performance and Results Act and the George W. Bush administration’s Program Assessment Rating Tool as examples in making the case.