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Based on remarks delivered at the Administrative Symposium held in connection with the dedication of the Georgetown University Law Center on September 17, 2917. Prof. Cramton will publish a more extensive treatment of this subject in a forthcoming issue of the Georgetown Law Journal. The views expressed in these remarks are those of the author and should not be attributed to the Administrative Conference of the United States.

The institutions of government are today under attack, but none more so than the federal administrative agencies. The agencies, it is charged, have failed to develop and implement regulatory policies fully responsive to public needs and the public interest. While no single explanation of this failure is advanced, there is broad agreement that the lack of adequate citizen involvement and participation in agency proceedings has been a major factor.