POLI 101 - nov 17 bureaucracy

POLI 101 - nov 17 bureaucracy - a.iv. Efficient b....

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Bureaucracy 1. What are the characteristics of the bureaucracy? a. Hierarchically organized b. Specialization, specific tasks c. Qualification and competence as the basis of recruitment and promotion (e.g. degree or other certification needed for many jobs) d. Institutionalization of procedures – rules to be followed e. Career identification (e.g. teacher, engineer, accountant, machinist, etc) 2. Why bureaucracy? 3. Popular ambivalence a. Objective a.i. Strict about precedent and follow rules a.ii. Impartial and consistent a.iii. Responsive to control from top (i.e. democratic)
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Unformatted text preview: a.iv. Efficient b. Subjective b.i. Riddled with red tape b.ii. Impersonal and rigid b.iii. Unresponsive to deal with (i.e. undemocratic) b.iv. inefficient 4. What do public bureaucracies do? 5. Organization of U.S. bureaucracy 6. The principal agent problem 7. How is the U.S. bureaucracy held accountable? 8. Main roles of bureaucracy a. Implementation b. Administration c. Regulation 9. Bureaucratic accountability a. Principal-agent problems...
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