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Instructions

After completing this week’s assigned reading materials, identify what you see as the most daunting contemporary challenge federal agencies face today as they seek to create, modify, and enforce far-reaching administrative regulations nation-wide.

A white paper is a document which provides a reader with background on a particular topic to increase understanding, enable problem-solving, and foster decision-making. In the policy-making process, a white paper is generally written in formal language, with substantive text and ample data to provide an in-depth discussion of an issue. For this exercise, you are a senior public administrator assigned to the Administrative Enforcement Division of Federal Agency ‘X’ in Washington, DC. You have been tasked to prepare a white paper for your agency’s director providing an analysis on your understanding of how federal agency-level administrative action is considered law for federalism purposes, yet not law within the constitutionally-enshrined separation of powers by the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Next, critically analyze what you see as the inherent strengths and weaknesses of differences of administrative rulemaking as compared to traditional statutory rulemaking, which is performed by the country’s elected political representatives on Capitol Hill and within the Oval Office. Specify how public officials can address any potential weaknesses you identify in this white paper.

Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.