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  1. Privatization
  2. Sunset Legislation
  3. Merit System
  4. Administrative Agency
  5. Weberian Model
  1. a The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  2. b Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
  3. c A model of bureaucracy developed by the German sociologist Max Weber, who viewed bureaucracies as rational, hierarchical organizations in which decisions are based on logical reasoning.
  4. d The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
  5. e A federal, state, or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.

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 federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
  3. The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
  4. One of the 15 departments of the executive branch (State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Energy, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs).
  5. An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Civil Service CommissionAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.

          

  2. Monopolistic ModelA 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.

          

  3. BureaucracyThe act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.

          

  4. Issue NetworkA 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.

          

  5. Acquistive ModelA model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.

          

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