EXECUTIVE BRANCH POLITICS CLASSNOTES

EXECUTIVE BRANCH POLITICS CLASSNOTES - EXECUTIVE BRANCH...

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH POLITICS CLASSNOTES 1/16/08 Government Enforces laws Makes laws Maintain order and stability Provides security and defense o Internal and external Democratic systems look to different agencies to provide security in internal and external Social services and other services Represents the will of the people in democratic system Regulatory function o Market Two sectors o Public and private Public sector Public good and interest o Things that benefit the public from infrastructure to education to arts and culture to health to sanitation, etc. o Emphasis on service to the people to enhance daily lives Government mediates the interests of the public sector and private sector Private sector Profit is the main objective Economic development Business expansion Not interested in service Not interested in public good or interest Generates the standard of living that we have Easier to manage the private sector than public sector due to the public sector’s diversity Notes Look to revenues of private sector to determine the quality of life Private and public sectors interrelated Necessary to have a strong private sector
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Public Administration Really management Appointed officials in the executive branch Administer the government in a day to day function Appointed officials are delegated power Public administrators at every level of government American administration state refers to the national government o Also called the federal government Public administrators have to function in context o Function within a constitutional context Since US Constitution is the fundamental law in government in US Three branches Separates powers State and federal powers o Federal powers are enumerated powers o State powers are reserved Powers of federal government o Taxation o Defense o Security o Interstate commerce o International trade o Enter treaties, alliances o Coinage, print money o Terms necessary and proper powers and general powers that allow expansion of powers All other powers reserved to the states o Police powers o Health and sanitation powers o Licensing o Power over local government o Education o Infrastructure Public administrators need to be aware and respect the importance of the private sector Public administrators are public servants and must always understand that o Served the interests of the public Public administrators must be aware at all times of the issue of sovereignty o Sovereignty is the ultimate repository of power and authority o Sovereignty resides in the people in the democratic system and they decide how they want representation
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The Three Approaches to Public Administration (Government) First approach is the managerial approach (the executive branch) o Subdivided into traditional management approach and the new public administration o In traditional management approach (bureaucratic/hierarchical)
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