Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy - Midterm Exam, Thursday October 22. Exam...

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Midterm Exam, Thursday October 22. Exam Review, Tuesday October 20. Sections tomorrow. No sections next week. 1 Midterm Reeves Of±ce Hours Tuesday: 9AM to noon; 2PM to 3PM. Wednesday: 1PM to 3PM. Thursday: noon to 2:30. See blackboard for TF extended of±ce hours. 2 Midterm Review sheet posted online after class. Slides posted by tomorrow morning. 3 Midterm Opportunities for review. Review sheet. All slides. Section tomorrow. Review session Tuesday. Extended of±ce hours. 4
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The Bureaucracy Professor Reeves 5 6 Lecture Outline Why Bureaucracy? How is the Executive Branch Organized? The Problem of Bureaucratic Control. How Can Bureaucracy be Reduced? 7 Why Bureaucracy? 8
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Why Bureaucracy? President Reagan. President Clinton: “The era of big government is over.” Citizens do not like bureaucracy. 9 10 Why Bureaucracy? enhances efFciency. allows governments to operate. fulFll important roles. politics. 11 Why Bureaucracy? bureaucracy complex structure of ofFces, tasks, rules, and principles of organization. big institutions use to coordinate the work. 12
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Why Bureaucracy? Bureaucracy enhances efFciency. division of labor. experts specialize in speciFc tasks. hierarchical. (usually pyramid shape) 13 Why Bureaucracy? Bureaucracies allow governments to operate. organization allows the delivery of government goods efFciently. 14 Why Bureaucracy? Bureaucrats fulFll important roles. implement laws. make and enforce rules. settle disputes. 15 Why Bureaucracy? Roles: implement laws. bosses: legislature and president. bureaucrats do the things the bosses tell them to do. (principal agent relationship). 16
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Why Bureaucracy? implementation. efforts of departments and agencies to translate laws into speciFc bureaucratic routines. 17 Why Bureaucracy? Roles: make and enforce rules. interpretation of laws. often deliberate by Congress.
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Bureaucracy - Midterm Exam, Thursday October 22. Exam...

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