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5 Matching questions

  1. Acquistive Model
  2. Enabling Legislation
  3. Independent Regulatory Agency
  4. Monopolistic Model
  5. Bureaucracy
  1. a A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
  2. b An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.
  3. c A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, purpose, and powers of the agency being created.
  4. d A model of bureaucracy that views top-level bureaucrats as seeking constantly to expand the size of their budgets and the staffs of their departments or agencies so as to gain greater power and influence in the public sector.
  5. e A model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
  2. A group of individuals or organizations— which may consist of legislators and legislative staff members, interest group leaders, bureaucrats, the media, scholars, and other experts—that supports a particular policy position on a given issue.
  3. The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
  4. The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
  5. The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.

5 True/False questions

  1. WhistleblowerSomeone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.

          

  2. Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.

          

  3. Spoils SystemThe selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.

          

  4. PrivatizationThe replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.

          

  5. Government in the Sunshine ActA law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularly in public session.

          

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