Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy - Bureaucracy-what we consider"the government...

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Bureaucracy -what we consider “the government” usually means the bureaucracy -when dealing with government, usually deal with bureaucracy -basic task: implement policies established by elected officials -some laws are specific (little discretion) -others vague (lots of discretion) -main functions -regulate (including monitoring/oversight) -FCC, etc. -provide services (disaster relief, job training) -provided whether or not needed -manage state and Federal government Agencies -hundreds of Federal agencies, many more state/local -Internal Revenue Service (IRS) -Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -State Department (passports, immigration) -National Invasive Species Council -Federal Tea Lasting Board (abolished 2003) -Office of Legacy Management -Bureau of Civilian Radiochemical Waste Rules -hierarchy: vertical chain of command -power is vertical (example: military – commanding officer) -bureaucracy perceived to not be very independent -specialized: they are knowledgeable experts in a particular field -rule-oriented
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