Admin Law 2005 | The Role of the Internet in Agency Decision-Making

The theme of this year's conference is the effect of the Internet on agency decision-making. Questions to be addressed by panelists in attendance, a collection of representatives from federal agencies, academic institutions and Internet journalists "bloggers" include: When hundreds of thousands of people submit form comments to an agency, how does that affect Chevron or hard look review? Do e-mail campaigns reflect true grassroots activism in the public comment process, or are they merely "astroturfing?" Can the Internet ameliorate the collective action problem?

Recorded on February 25, 2005.

Conference title: Role of the Internet in Agency Decision-Making (Administrative Law Conference (2005))

Appearing: Speakers: Cary Coglianese (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), John de Figueiredo (Associate Professor of Strategic Management, MIT), Michael Froomkin (Professor, University of Miami School of Law), Zephyr Teachout (Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School).