NEW TO THIS EDITION: New scholarship from the past five to six years provides readers with the latest research and analysis in rulemaking. Updated information on the Obama administration and the beginning of the Trump Administration puts rulemaking in context and demonstrates how different administrations use this tool. New tables and charts reflect the most recent data available to better illustrate the trends and patterns of rulemaking. KEY FEATURES: The authors comment on various pieces of empirical evidence available to measure the frequency, complexity, and impact of rules, providing insight into the complex picture of this vital function that waxes and wanes over time. The book’s incisive coverage helps readers develop an understanding of rulemaking that is vital to an educated grasp of the dynamics of American policymaking and politics.