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de Jouvenel writes, "that the aggrandizers of state power find their most effective ally, [for] only an immensely powerful apparatus can do all that the preachers of panacea government promise.
The themes that bureaucrats are budget maximizers and policy aggrandizers are familiar ones in the public administration literature (Niskanen, 1971; Miller, 1987).
Since the rise in congressional attention is usually associated with some changes in how the issue is defined, there are ample grounds for jurisdictional aggrandizers within Congress to claim some part of the action.