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5 Matching questions

  1. regulation
  2. authorizing legislation
  3. laissez-faire
  4. red tape
  5. administrative discretion
  1. a the use of governmental authority to control or change some practice in the private sector
  2. b legislative permission to begin or continue a government program or agency. authorizations may be annual, multiyear, or permanent
  3. c an economic theory that government should not regulate or interfere with commerce
  4. d complex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the very top level of the bureaucracy
  2. provide services that could be handled by the private sector but that generally charge cheaper rates than a private sector producer
  3. using entrance exams and promotion ratings for hiring workers
  4. refers to strong ties among government agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees
  5. a hiring and promotion system based on knowing the right people

5 True/False questions

  1. competitive servicethe 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.

          

  2. discretionary authoritythe extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws

          

  3. issue networka 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

          

  4. pendleton civil service actpassed in 1883, it created the federal Civil Service

          

  5. incentive systemregulations originating in the executive branch

          

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