Arational Actor Model

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In this essay I will explain the arational actor model, its contributors, and its characteristics in comparison to the rational actor model and being irrational. I will further explain the rule making process and the rules that bureaucrats make to implement, prescribe, or interpret legislation. This is very important process that takes a great deal of discretion to interpret laws correctly. Plain and simple, sometimes congress passes legislation that is in a very-hard-to-understand dialect. The very own bureaucrats have trouble interpreting the laws, but it is their job to interpret, implement, and prescribe the laws. For this, the bureaucracy has rules it creates to assist them and the process is as follows. Rule making is very important to the bureaucrats, these rules are extremely detailed and ultimately decide and state how the bureaucrats should go about enforcing the laws and what the policy will mean. Rule making is given power and defined in the administrative Procedure Act of 1946 which was enacted by Congress that Kerwin shows us. This act defines a rule as "the whole or part of a statement of general or particular applicability and future even designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe legislation" Rule Handout. Before legislation can be implemented, the agencies create rules to help carry out legislation when legislation is fully developed, although no legislation is fully developed when it’s created. All legislation is flawed. This part of the political process by bureaucrats using discretion leads us away from the rational actor model into the arational actor model. In order to implement legislation, bureaucrats must create rules that can do one to three things: help a bureaucrat interpret, implement, or prescribe legislation. These rules help to implement the laws by laying it all out in steps. Rules prescribe when congress establishes
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