Chapter 13 - Bureaucracy Congress, President, Courts pass...

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Bureaucracy Congress, President, Courts pass policy but it is implemented by the bureaucracy A. What are the characteristics of bureaucracy? a. Weberian Model (after Max Weber) i. Division of Labor ii. Hierarchy iii. Formal Rules iv. Maintenance of Records v. Professionalism 1. Almost like the military is organized b. The most important “political” aspect of bureaucracies is rulemaking i. When congress passes a law that usually has to be implemented by a bureaucracy agency. Since laws are often vague, agencies have to specify “rules”. Not specific how to carry out the mandate, so agencies have some flexibility. Agencies have to make hundreds of rules to implement a piece of legislation. ii. A rule is a statement by a federal agency that interprets a law and prescribes an action to implement the law iii. Rules become law iv. Rulemaking is governed by the Federal Administration Procedures Act: requires at a minimum that the agencies must give public notice of the rules, allow interested parties input, and have them
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Chapter 13 - Bureaucracy Congress, President, Courts pass...

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