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5 Matching questions

  1. Sunset Legislation
  2. Weberian Model
  3. Line Organization
  4. Independent Executive Agency
  5. Iron Triangle
  1. a Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
  2. b 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. c A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
  4. d The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
  5. e In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
  3. The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
  4. An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.
  5. A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.

5 True/False questions

  1. WhistleblowerA 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.

          

  2. Monopolistic ModelA 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.

          

  3. Issue NetworkSomeone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.

          

  4. Enabling 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.

          

  5. Civil Service CommissionAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.