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5 Matching Questions

  1. iron triangles
  2. issue network
  3. independent executive agencies
  4. senior executive service
  5. command-and-control policy
  1. a regulatory strategy where government sets a requirement and then enforces individual and corporate actions to be consistent with meeting the requirement
  2. b refers to strong ties among government agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees
  3. c executive agencies that are not cabinet departments, not regulatory commissions, and not government corporations
  4. d the very top level of the bureaucracy
  5. e a network of people in Washington, DC based in interest groups, on congressional staffs, in universities and think tanks, and in the mass media who regularly discuss and advocate public policies

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. using entrance exams and promotion ratings for hiring workers
  2. the stage of policymaking between the establishment of a policy and the results of the policy for individuals
  3. detailed rules written to cover as many particular situations as officials can anticipate to help bureaucrats implement policies uniformly
  4. complex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done
  5. regulatory strategy that rewards individuals or corporations for desired types of behavior, usually through the tax code

5 True/False Questions

  1. discretionary authoritythe extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws


  2. laissez-fairepromotes hiring on the basis of merit and established a nonpartisan government service


  3. regulationthe withdrawal of the use of governmental authority to control or change some practice in the private sector


  4. GS (General Service) ratingprovide services that could be handled by the private sector but that generally charge cheaper rates than a private sector producer


  5. appropriationa legislative grant of money to finance a government program or agency


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