Bureaucracies will fight over jurisdiction everyone

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Bureaucracies will fight over jurisdiction- everyone wanting to grow, agencies get into fights, “if its near what we do, its for us” Bureaucracies will try to develop constituencies- convince the public, they cannot live without you, ex: agencies convince or even scare the public, ex: us dept of agriculture, told people not to feel bad about food stamps, they try to appeal to the people 2. The “spend it or lose it” mentality- under estimates the incentives, spend the money or next year you will get less money, if you don’t have enough money then next year you will get more 3. Bureaucracies will expand their internal work- focus on the image of what are supposed to be doing, we stop doing what we are supposed to do, summary we 4. The Peter Principle- if you are good, you will get promoted, you get promoted to your level of incompetency, you keep going promoted to your level of incompetency, Below is a short description of the Peter Principle. Why might this criticism be more applicable to a public organization vs. a public one? http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/peter-principle.asp 0. The Peter principle is an observation that in an organizational hierarchy , every employee will rise or get promoted to his 1.  or her level of incompetence. The Peter Principle is based on the notion that employees will get promoted as long as they are  competent, 2.  but at some point will fail to get promoted beyond a certain job because it has become too challenging for them. Employees  rise to their level  3. of incompetence and stay there. Over time, every position in the hierarchy will be filled by someone who is not competent 
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enough to carry out his or her new duties. 4. 5. 6. 0. Paternalistic bureaucrats- they think they know better than everyone else, they don’t want to change, 0. Theories of regulation 0. Expert theory- (positive) Virginia Tech, think politicians and elections are the problem, but bureaucracy is the right thing 1. Capture theory- (pecemists) - more interested in personal benefit, i want to be a part of the private sector, bureau. can’t do their job because they have an ulterior motive 2. Principal-agent theory- someone contracts someone else to do something they couldn’t do for themselves, ex: congress doesn’t know how to prevent train collisions, they hire an agency to make trains not collide because they are the expert, these agencies tend to ask for more money than they need, ex: when given $2,000 to buy a computer, you buy a cheaper computer and pocket the rest of the money, more realistic. The principal wants something but doesn’t know how to get it. The agent can get it. The principal hires an agent. Ex: FFA The agent is always smarter (Information advantage) than the principal, the know how is above the money and power.
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Political Control of the Bureaucracy-  the principal tries to prevent the agency from ripping them off, Pres. and congress  are the Principal 0.
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