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Study Questions ch 13 - Study Questions Chapter 13 1 The...

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Study Questions Chapter 13 1. The American bureaucracy A) is characterized by clear lines of control, responsibility, and accountability. B) faces fewer statutory restrictions and less legislative control than bureaucracies in other democratic countries. C) does not take the standard pyramidal form, as it does in other democratic countries. D) is more completely dominated by executive influence than is true of bureaucracies in other democratic nations. E) is staffed mostly by patronage, not merit-based positions. 2. Which of the following phrases best characterizes government bureaucracy in the United States in comparison with that of other Western democracies? A) fragmented organization and divided control at the top B) few legislative regulations over governmental bureaucracies C) orderly and coherent bureaucratic structure D) high positions in the bureaucracy awarded to career civil servants E) none of the above 3. Independent regulatory commissions, like the Interstate Commerce Commission, A) are usually staffed with presidential appointees.
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