Bureaucracy Lecture Notes

Bureaucracy Lecture Notes - Bureaucracy Introduction: o...

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Bureaucracy Introduction: o Bureaus o Everybody in Federal government except those in army/defense o Implement the laws (agencies) o Government was getting larger, need to keep it efficient o Congress and president delegate tasks to the bureaucracy (agencies) o Not in the constitution Principal-Agent problem o Hidden action executive doesn’t know what agencies are always doing o Hidden Information, agencies have more information Congress controls bureaucracy through funding, deciding how much money each agency receives Executive branch controls bureaucracy by the president making appointments and taking people out Potential for corruption because George Washington tried to keep it pure by making bureaucrats “honest” good people Went from Elite System (appointments and then being kept in the family, father to son) Spoils System (Andrew Jackson) rotation, democracy, lead to even more scandals A Bureaucracy and Weber o Hierarchy structured chain of command
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PSC 002 taught by Professor Siegelman during the Spring '05 term at GWU.

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