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9/28/11 1 Bureaucracy Chapter 8 The most exciting branch of government! People don’t seem to like the bureaucracy } asdf } asf
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9/28/11 2 People don’t seem to like the bureaucracy } asdf Bureaucracy Overview } The bureaucracy is not talked about much in the Constitution. Until a good 50 or more years after the Constitution was written, there probably wasn’t much point in thinking about the bureaucracy as a separate American institution. It was just a part of the Presidency. } Nowadays, it has a very important role to play in making and enforcing policy. } Some bureaucrats are appointees (political) and some are career bureaucrats (political?) } An important question for our purposes is: to what extent can the President and Congress control the actions of the bureaucracy? Development of the Bureaucracy } We started out with exactly three departments: Treasury, State and War. } As these departments grew, they were split into specialized offices known as bureaus. } Congress established that there would be a single person in charge of each agency. But would these people report to the President or Congress? } Early on, the answer was Congress. Development of the Bureaucracy } As time went on however, it increasingly was the case that the President gained almost complete control of the bureaucracy. } Congress retains some control through the power of the purse – control which they frequently exercise.
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9/28/11 3 Delegation } The primary problem of the bureaucracy for both the President and Congress is how do we delegate power but remain in control? } Think about the costs involved in effectively monitoring
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course MIST 3000 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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bureaucracy - 9/28/11 The most exciting branch of...

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