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Chapter 7: Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy a set of structures and procedures set by government or large organization to administer policies and procedures
Bureaucrat an employee in a beureacracy
Cabinet departments the largest units of the executive branch
Regulatory Commissions commissions include the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Election Commission.Responsible to congress
Independent Agencies CIA, NASA. Outside of the cabinet department structure
Executive office of the president 13 entities including national security council and the office of Management and Budget
Iron Triangle serve one another in exchange for information, political support, and favors
Social Security Act This became the first federally funded pension program targeting all working Americans. It has come to symbolize the defining moment when the federal bureaucracy metamorphosed into a critical social service provider.
Hoover Commission intended to stabilize the federal bureaucracy and not let it get too big
New Deal Reforms Helped to expand the range of policies that the federal government was responsible for administering and overseeing
Discretion interpreting the intentions of congress in order to put the law into action
Devolution Delegating the responsibilities for implementation to local and state governments.
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