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Bureaucracy test


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Subgovernments promote
decentralized and fragmented policymaking
A group of particiapnts in bureaucratic policymaking with technical policy expertise and intellectual and emotional commitment to the issue is called
an issue network
Executive orders are issued by
the president
congress tries to control the bureaucracy through
the rewriting laws and budgets and holding hearings
___ is the authority of administrative actors to select among various responses to a given problem
administrative discretion
a major complaint of the food and drug administration is
the shortage of personnel
which of the following is not true about iron triangles?
the are indestructible
administrative discretion is greatest when
rules do not fit a case
when congress pases regulatory legislation for which it has establihsed goals it then
grants power to regulatory agencies to develop guidelines and enforce compliance
section 844 of title IX of the education amentments of 1972
was vaguely written, eventually resulting in scores of court cases
the use of government authority to control or change some practice in the prive sector is known as
an iron triangle consists of
a bureaucratic agency, an interest group and a congressional committee or subcommittee
most regulatory agencies adopt specific ___ to carry out a policy, based on what they believe was the intended purpose of the specific policy at hand.
The hatch act, passed in 1940,
prohibits federal civil service employees from active participation in partisan politics
which of the following statements about independent regulatory commissions is false?
regulatory commission members may not be drawn form the ranks of present or former employees of the regulated inf=dustry
amtrak and the united states postal service are examples of
governmental corporations
___ is a hiring and promotion system based on knowing the right people, working in an election campaign, making large political donations and or having the right connections to win jobs with teh government
the patronage system
once a policy decision has been made, such as by passing a legislative act or issuing an executive order, the bureaucracy is responsible for
its implementation
the interstate commerce commission and the federal reserve board are examples of
independent regulatory agencies
the __ employs about one fourth of all federal civilian workers, more than any other department or agency
department of defense
as a whole, the permanent bureaucracy is
more broadly representative of the american people than legislators, judges or presidential appointees
which of the following statements about plum book appointees is FALSE
plum book appointees are often instrumental in changing and reforming their agencies
each bureaucratic agency is created initially by
which of the following is a legitimate criticism of the federal civil service?
firing incompetents is extremely diffucult
which of the following is true about the federal bureaucracy?
the state and local govs have far more employees than the federal bureaucracy
the pendleton act established the
federal civil service
which cabinet department is charged with overseeing the nation's national resources
the parts of the federal bureaucracy with responsibility for different sectors of the economy and making and enforcing rules designed to protect the public interest are the
independent regulatory agencies
the weberian model views bureaucracies as
efficient and necessary
the rationale for the civil service rests on teh
desire to create a nonpartisan government service and promotion on the basis of merit.