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Executive Branch - 1 C HAPTER 7 The Executive Branch Bureaucracy in a Democracy A NNOUNCEMENTS | Exam next Tuesday | Study guide on Blackboard |

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Unformatted text preview: 3/16/2010 1 C HAPTER 7 The Executive Branch: Bureaucracy in a Democracy A NNOUNCEMENTS | Exam next Tuesday | Study guide on Blackboard | Study guide on Blackboard y Will be updated after class on Thursday | Paper Option B y Due date pushed back to 4/8 3/16/2010 2 W HAT D O Y OU T HINK ? T HE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY IS : A) Too large B) Of a reasonable size but shouldn’t grow more C) Of a reasonable size but could 66% size but could grow more D) Too small 17% 4% 13% I NTRODUCTION | Bureaucracy as administrative “heart and soul” | Bureaucracy as administrative heart and soul of government | Organization setting for interpretation and implementation of legislation | Political venue 3/16/2010 3 I NTRODUCTION CONT ’ D | Political origins of bureaucracies | Political origins of bureaucracies | Nature of bureaucratic outcomes | Policies reflect private interests of bureaucrats and institutional features K EEP IN MIND | Bureaucracy the complex structure of offices | 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 suppliers, public opinion, and reactions by elected officials | Powerful because we give them power 3/16/2010...
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