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CNC1 ch 7 key terms


bureaucracy large complex organization where employees have job responsibilities ans work within the hierarchy of authority
bureaucrat employee of the bureaucracy
cabinet departments covers a broad area of government responsibilties
regulatory commissions agency of the Executive branch that controls some aspect of the economy
government commissions agency that performs services that could be provided by private sectors
independent agengies executive agency that is not part of the cabinet
Executive office of the President (EOP) President's tops aids, advisers and their staff
Clientele agency when bureaucracy serves only the interest of a particular client
iron triangle model of the strong relationship between the interest groups, Executive branch and Legislative branch
issue network modern 'Iron Triangle' which added more groups
discretion primary power Congress gives bureaucracies to interpret, make policies and implement law
spoils system winning political party could appoint campaign supporters to jobs for support
civil services government jobs based on hiring on merits and not fired for political reasons
merit system hiring based on interview, tests, education level, professional background and qualifications
social security act 1935 first pension program for working Americans
great society 1960 massive expansion of new deal (started coercive federalism)
downsizing lowering the number of federal employees
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