White House Czars and the Decline of Democratic Accountability

Mark J. Rozell

Presidents increasingly have appointed so-called czars to make policy, administer programs, and allocate budgets. The practice is controversial given that these newly created offices are not confirmed and not subject to testify. The presentation covers the history and growth of presidential use of czars and then assesses the Obama Administration’s continued and expanded use of czars.

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