PSC 002 Final Review

PSC 002 Final Review - Chapter 11 The Presidency President...

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Chapter 11 – The Presidency President Chief executive Chief of State Chief Diplomat Commander in Chief Executive Office of the President (EOP) -created under FDR -Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – creates initial budget- lots of power Delegation of powers- successes and failures Power to Persuade- President’s informal power to gain support by dispersing favors & penalties by using the prestige of the office. Setting the Agenda -OMB creates initial budget -creeates friction between executive and legislative branches Veto Power- check on Congress’ power to legislate Pocket Veto- President does not act on bill and Congress adjourns within 10 days Divided Government- one party in white house, another controls one or both houses of Congress War Powers Resolution- limit President’ ability to commit troops to comba Senatorial courtesy- Senators from President’s party have virtual veto over appointments to positions in their states Presidents can only remove people from purely administrative jobs -cant remove fixed-terms people Executive Orders- legislative power w/out Congress’ involvement Executive Priviledge- refuse to make public some internal documents and private conversations Personal Presidency- get power and support from public, in return, people get what they want from the Prez Going public- packagiving argument and presenting it
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Make dramatic character of self to create relationship w/ voting public Spectacle Presidency- mostly seen as actors in public spectacles featuring the Prez in a dramatically staged event Professional reputation- track record of getting what he wants as a leader Chapter 13 – The Bureaucracy “Washington” – big govt using too much money to do unnecessary things bureaucrats are busybodies committed to expanding govt’s size, spending taxpayer’s $, and designing regulations to make life more difficult for individuals and businesses. Beaucacricies have: hieracrchies of power pyramidal network of jobs almost everyone has a boss most have some subordinates advance up the hieracrchy on the basis of performance or seniority Public agencies are supposed to serve the “public interest” goals defined by elected officials evaluated by efficiency and cost-effectiveness also can be evaluated by measuring waste that stems from inefficiency and corruption Openness of public agencies helmps make them more responsive Federal Register Act- 1934, all govt rules, regulations, and laws be published in the Fedral Register Administrative Procedure Act- 1946, provides for public participation in the rule-
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  • Fall '05
  • Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, United States Congress, seniority Public agencies

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