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5 Matching questions

  1. Whistleblower
  2. Issue Network
  3. Acquistive Model
  4. Capture
  5. Line Organization
  1. a The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
  2. b Someone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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.
  5. e In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
  2. 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.
  3. An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
  4. 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.
  5. An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. Sunset LegislationA 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.

          

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

          

  4. BureaucracyA large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.

          

  5. Independent Executive AgencyA federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.

          

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