Bureaucracy●Literally means “rule by desks”●Characteristics of Bureaucracy (Max Weber)○Task specialization○Hierarchical authority○Impersonal rules○The merit principle●President○Executive Office of the President■Most immediately under Presidential control■WH Staff do not require Senate confirmation○The Cabinet Departments■Each has many sub agencies●Ex: H.H.S. Dept. (FDA, CDC)●Declined as advisory body○Independent Executive Agencies■Established by Congress with separate status outside the cabinetdepartments (but operate like them, presidential control).■Ex. Social Security Administration, NASA, EPA○Independent Regulatory Commisions■Largely independent from Congress and the President (once seated,members cannot be removed without cause)■Regulate a specific economic activity■Make rules, enforce them, set penalties■Ex.●Federal Communications Commision●Federal Reserve System●
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