Bureaucracy Question_Final_Problem_Set

Bureaucracy Question_Final_Problem_Set - GOVT Final Essay 6...

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GOVT Final Essay 6 Professor Lowi tends to agree with the popular contention that bureaucracy is the 4 th  branch of  government; yet, it is not explicitly recognized in the US Constitution.  What is “the  bureaucracy,” and how is it made accountable to the other branches and to “we the people?” Your response should include a detailed discussion of the five approaches discussed by  Professor Lowi and whether you believe these five approaches by themselves, or in tandem,  provide sufficient control and accountability.  What is your opinion of the virtues and vices or  bureaucracy? Bureaucracy Defined - Bureau      = Office or Desk - Cracy      = Form of Rule The fourth branch of government refers to a group that influences the three pranches. o Press/Media o People o Interest Groups However, the 4 th  branch has no official status. 5 Approaches discussed by Lowi o 1. Vertical Principal – The President o Controls the cabinet  o 2. Horizontal Principal – Congress o 3. Self-government by bureaucracy – Regulatory
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