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Bureaucracy Notes

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Bureaucracy Notes POLS 1337

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Mostly notes that the teacher Andrea Eckleman gave in class.
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Date Created: 04/06/16
Bureaucracy – Andrea Eckleman ­ Independent Administrative Agencies o A host of independent administrative agencies are each responsible for a more  narrowly defined function of the national government o Structurally, independent administrative agencies look like cabinet department,  with a single head appointed by the president o However, there agencies are independent because Congresses and presidents  place them outside of the cabinet department. o In addition, these agencies have a varying level of independence from the  president o Examples: CIA, EPA, NASA, NLRB, NTSB, SSS, SSA ­ Independent Regulatory Commissions o Independent regulatory commissions are bureaucracies outside of the cabinet  departments with the authority to develop standards of behavior for specific  industries and businesses, to monitor compliance with these standards, and to  impose sanctions on these it finds guilty of violating the standards o Consumer Products Safety Commissions, FCC, OSHA ­ Government Corporations o Like private businesses, government corporations sell a service or a product; but  unlike private businesses, they are government owned.  o A bipartisan board typically directs each government corporations  Examples: the Post Office, PBS, NPR, Amtrak o A subset of government corporations are government­sponsored corporations,  wherein a company isn’t owned by the government, but it is partially funded by  the government  Examples: Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Sallie Mae ­ Federal bureaucrats’ roles in public policy o Agenda Setting o Policy Formation o Policy Approval o Resources Allocations o Policy Implementation – Bureaucratic discretion most power o Policy Evaluation ­ Administrative rule making o Creation of the Administrative Procedure Act in 1946 in response to concerns  about the lack of transparency in administrative rule making o It is so important that you know what’s going on and make your voice heard Andrea Eckleman


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