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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 11 Lecture 11 The Bureaucracy PLS 100: Intro to American National Government Professor Lee Michigan State University Lecture 11 What is it? Whats the bureaucracy? Collection of departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions, and other units of executive ranch that carry out national policies. What makes up Executive Branch with president at the top of the hierarchy. Public tends to have negative association with bureaucracy. Such as this . These are from corporate world, but touches on some and things . Red tape (complicated, inefficient, and rigid rules) Bureaucrats are un-elected, out-of-control policy-makers Lecture 11 What is it? Examples Transportation Safety Administration (TSA): within Dept. of Homeland Security. Air travel security Food and Drug Administration: within Dept. of Health and Human Services. e.g., drug approval, cosmetics. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Independent executive agency (not executive department the ones with a cabinet secretary). e.g., Energy Star program Federal Communications Commission: Independent regulatory commission (intended to be more independent even from president). e.g., censoring Howard Stern Lecture 11 What is it?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Thornton during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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