Class Notes 9.19-1 - Class Notes PS 220 September 19, 2007...

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Class Notes PS 220 September 19, 2007 Consequences of White House “Mini” Government Independent policy making by President Interest group access Exaggerated loyalty to President Role of Bureaucracy in: Policy Process Unique features of American Bureaucracy Growth in size and responsibilities Public Perceptions Actual growth Influence of elected officials Characteristics Structure Functions Old and new executive building as well as within the white house is where most of the presidents direct staff work. White house has its own “mini” government. National Security Council has allowed the president to conduct foreign policy from the white house. The president has come to rely heavily on the National Security Advisor. He can become the primary advisor for foreign policy. The president has come to rely on his staff to create and execute laws. Every conceivable area in policy making mirrors what is in the bureaucracy, yet they work and are responsible to the president. Over time these units has been used to increase presidential control, but has allowed him to go into the policy making and execution process on his own. Allowing independent policy making process by the president, you have allowed new avenues of interest groups. The information that was previously untainted and was good for the president, has become tainted by interest groups. Their jobs become competitive as they try to represent interest groups in order to benefit themselves. Exaggerated loyalty to the president is felt by the members of his close circle. They have known
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PS 220 taught by Professor Malekafzali during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Class Notes 9.19-1 - Class Notes PS 220 September 19, 2007...

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