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5 Matching questions

  1. senior executive service
  2. competitive service
  3. iron triangles
  4. deregulation
  5. red tape
  1. a complex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done
  2. b the governmental offices to which people are appointed on the basis of merit as ascertained by a written examination or by meeting certain selection criteria such as training or educational attainments.
  3. c refers to strong ties among government agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees
  4. d the withdrawal of the use of governmental authority to control or change some practice in the private sector
  5. e the very top level of the bureaucracy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. legislative permission to begin or continue a government program or agency. authorizations may be annual, multiyear, or permanent
  2. implementers of policy
  3. the extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
  4. the stage of policymaking between the establishment of a policy and the results of the policy for individuals
  5. bureaucrats who are in constant contact with the public

5 True/False questions

  1. standard operating proceduresthe very top level of the bureaucracy


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


  3. issue networka 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


  4. administrative discretionauthority of administrative actors to select among various responses to a given problem, especially when rules do not fit or more than one rule applies


  5. laissez-fairean economic theory that government should not regulate or interfere with commerce


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