Ch 01 PPT - Chapter 1: Politics and Administration...

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Chapter 1: Politics and  Chapter 1: Politics and  Administration Administration
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Introduction - Politics is at the core of the administrative process - The impossible dilemma: Americans expect much from government but dislike politics
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Historical Roots Colonial America deep distrust in administrative power intentionally left aspects of administration vague Progressives: taking on government corruption by studying administration Woodrow Wilson’s “republican spots”—the techniques of democratic accountability The policy-administration dichotomy: elected officials make policy; administrators, answerable to elected officials, carry it out
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Components of Bureaucratic Responsibility Accountability: faithful obedience to the law, to higher officials’ directions, and to standards of efficiency and economy Ethical behavior: adherence to moral standards and avoidance of even the appearance of unethical actions
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Approaches to Studying Bureaucratic Accountability
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course POLI 370 taught by Professor Su during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Ch 01 PPT - Chapter 1: Politics and Administration...

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