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5 Matching questions

  1. red tape
  2. civil service
  3. command-and-control policy
  4. administrative discretion
  5. street-level bureaucrats
  1. a bureaucrats who are in constant contact with the public
  2. b authority of administrative actors to select among various responses to a given problem, especially when rules do not fit or more than one rule applies
  3. c complex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done
  4. d regulatory strategy where government sets a requirement and then enforces individual and corporate actions to be consistent with meeting the requirement
  5. e promotes hiring on the basis of merit and established a nonpartisan government service

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. implementers of policy
  2. 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. the stage of policymaking between the establishment of a policy and the results of the policy for individuals
  4. assigned to each job in federal agencies, this rating helps to determine the salary associated with the position
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. iron trianglesrefers to strong ties among government agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees


  2. independent regulatory commissionexecutive agencies that are not cabinet departments, not regulatory commissions, and not government corporations


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


  4. authorizing legislationlegislative permission to begin or continue a government program or agency. authorizations may be annual, multiyear, or permanent


  5. standard operating proceduresdetailed rules written to cover as many particular situations as officials can anticipate to help bureaucrats implement policies uniformly


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