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Chapter 14: Conclusion Components of Bureaucratic Responsibility Accountability : faithful obedience To the law To higher officials’ directions To standards of efficiency and economy Ethical behavior Adherence to moral standards Avoidance of even the appearance of unethical actions. Bureaucratic Accountability Based on the law and the Constitution Legal-formal approach : bureaucrats’ authority is delegated authority Democracy-efficiency approach : Democracy and efficiency are conflicting values Exchange Approach : administration in a democracy is a process of exchange in which each side trades resources that others want. Bureaucratic Accountability Features- neither eliminates the need for oversight Representativeness of the people making up the bureaucracy Passive representation: bureaucracy looking like general population Active representation: bureaucracy looking and acting like general population Fragmentation of the bureaucracy: self check makes it hard to threaten the
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