5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Independent Executive Agency
- Enabling Legislation
- Spoils System
- Issue Network
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
- d The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
- e A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
- The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
- 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.
- A law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularly in public session.
- 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 True/False Questions
Civil Service Commission → An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
Iron Triangle → The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
Merit System → The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
Acquistive Model → 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.
Sunset Legislation → 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.