Bureaucracy 1 - 6/6/11 Chapter9...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/6/11 Chapter 9 The Executive Branch: Bureaucracy in a  Democracy
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6/6/11 What Do You Think? The federal bureaucracy is: A) Too large B) Of a reasonable size but shouldn’t grow more C) Of a reasonable size and could grow more D) Too small
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6/6/11 Introduction Bureaucracy as administrative “heart and soul”  of government Organization setting for interpretation and  implementation of legislation Political venue
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6/6/11 Introduction cont’d Political origins of bureaucracies Nature of bureaucratic outcomes Policies reflect private interests of bureaucrats  and institutional features
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6/6/11 Keep in mind Bureaucracy – the complex structure of offices,  tasks, rules, and principles of organization that  are employed by all large-scale institutions to  coordinate the work of their personnel (p. 278) Political outcome of political deals, turf wars  between gov’t agents and private sector  suppliers, public opinion, and reactions by  elected officials Powerful because we give them power
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6/6/11 Bureaucracies Enhance Efficiency
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Bureaucracy 1 - 6/6/11 Chapter9...

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