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Unformatted text preview: - Make profit and get tax breaks - Assist US population- e.g. Fannie and Freddie Rule-making - Congress creates organizations and goals- Agencies create the RULES - federally binding regulations - General policy goal -> rules -> IMPLEMENTATION Antithetical to Democracy?- They have a lot of discretion - Capacity to adopt policy unilaterally- Not elected - Not responsible to elected officials - But it is PERMEABLE Presidential Control over Bureaucracy - Appoint and dismiss political appointees - Can ask Congress to reorganize budget Congressional Control- Abolish- Restructure- Budget- Overrule rules Interest Group Control (Influence)- Lobby agencies- Lobby Congress- File Suits What is the role of the Bureaucracy in policy?- Agenda building- Reports and statements (e.g. General Surgeon) - Formulation and Adoption- Draft legislation related to agency- Implementation and Evaluation:- Implementation discretion (resemble law making)- Constant evaluation and recommendation...
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- Spring '08