5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Issue Network
- Line Organization
- Weberian Model
- Administrative Agency
- Civil Service Commission
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c A federal, state, or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.
- d The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
- e In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
- 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).
- An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.
- The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
- The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
5 True/False questions
Government Corporation → Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act) → The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
Independent Executive Agency → A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
Whistleblower → 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.
Monopolistic Model → A model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.