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Bureaucracy - Bureaucracy Hierarchical organization of...

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Bureaucracy Hierarchical organization of officials with responsibility for specific tasks. Focus here is federal bureaucracy Questions: How has bureaucracy changed? How do Americans feel about the bureaucracy? What’s the best type of bureaucrat? Political appointee or civil servant?
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Principal Agent Relationships Principals: Individual with the authority to make a decision. Agent: Someone who makes and implements decisions on behalf of someone else. Agency Loss: The difference between what principles want, and what agents do.
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History Spoils System : workers are hired on the basis of party loyalty Patronage Rotation in Office Civil Service : government employees are chosen according to their educational qualifications, performance on exams, and work experience. Pendleton Act 1883 Hatch Act 1939 Currently, A civil service AND A large number of political appointees
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Agencies & Departments Most agencies (basic organizational unit of
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