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Politics of the United States
Ch 9 Knowledge Checks
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Which states are true regarding bureaucracies?
-Bureacracies help peiole accomplish enormous tasks
-A bureaucracy is an ideal design for routine tasks
What does the phrase red tape mean?
When rules become more important than the objective
Bureaucratic decisions are democratic decisions
According to Max Weber, what are the four distinguishing features of a bureaucracy ?
Hierarchy, specialization, rules, and merit
How do bureaucracies promote accountability?
-Reliance on rules
What is patronage?
When an elected official use jobs, contracts, and perks to pay their friends
In 2018, how many civilians worked for the federal government in the U.S.?
The heads of cabinet level departments are appointed by the vice president
Whistleblowers are legally protected from retaliation like being fired, demoted, or punished for exposing wrongdoing within their organizations
Which president started a new agency called the Peace Corps to avoids disapproval from existing bureaucracies?
Who are referred to as "birds of passage" in federal bureaucracy?
The highest-ranking officials of federal bureaucracies have long term goals that conflict with the short-term goals of lower-level employees
Bureaucratese is the official code of federal bureaucracies that is indecipherable to outsiders.
What concert refers to the values and procedures accepted by a bureaucracy?
Which statement describes the relationship between congress and the federal bureaucracy?
-the federal bureaucracy and congress exist in an "iron triangle"
-congress and federal agencies exist in issue networks
-congress controls the bureaucracy through decentralized committee relationships
What concept describes when a regulatory agency takes advice from the industry it is supposed to regulate?
What mechanism of the federal bureaucracy allows input about policy from members of the public?
Citizen advisory councils
What reform requires meetings and other aspects of policy-making decisions to be open to the public?
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