Lecture 4-17-2007

Lecture 4-17-2007 - Political Science 104 Lecture, April...

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Lecture, April 17, 2007 Final Thoughts on Bureaucracy Problems of organizational control How do you do this? o Setting the goals and structure of agency o Appointments process o Budget o Oversight and review Why is this difficult o Agencies develop clientele/constituency o Leaders adopt agency viewpoint o Organizations outlast political leadership Economic Policy Few things are more central to evaluations of government (and presidents, especially) Few policy areas are more complex Few policy areas deal with more fundamental questions of government power (maybe civil liberties) How can gov’t best insure stable economic growth (i.e. increases in national wealth) What should gov’t do to create the “best” mix of unemployment and inflation Economic Policy Questions How can government best insure stable economic growth? (i.e., increases in national wealth?) What should the government do to create the "best" mix of unemployment and inflation? What is the relationship between economic policies and the economic
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