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Bureaucracy

  1. 1. BUS 4010Introduction to Public Administration Daniel – Majed – Mazen – Mohammed – Zainah October 19, 2011
  2. 2.  Introduction & history Function Rulemaking Bureaucratic “Red Tape” Politics Advantages & disadvantages Conclusion Questions
  3. 3. Lines of customersdelayIsSheets stacked waiting this really bureaucratic? Angry voices on desks
  4. 4.  The Characteristics Hierarchical authority structure Task specialization Extensive rules Clear goals Merit principle Impersonality
  5. 5.  Bureaucrats refer to those who work in government (non-elected & non-appointed) 1 out of 100 Americans work for government bureaucracy
  6. 6.  Utilizing Webers concept of bureaucracy the goal becomes a streamlined process1. Specialized tasks    -Become an expert2. Uniformity and coordination of different tasks    -Held accountable for production3. Accountable to one person    -Managers are experts and subordinates only report to one4. Remove emotional ties    -Eliminates favoritism and personnel conflict5. Commitment to and from organization    -Lifelong journey for employees evaluated based on tenure and skill
  7. 7.  Diagrams of the U.S. Army and Nonprofit organization to illustrate bureaucratic function according to Weber
  8. 8.  The Process of Rulemaking Negotiated Rulemaking Administrative Adjudication Deregulation vs. Reregulation
  9. 9. Iron Triangle
  10. 10.  Bureaucratic politics explained the public policy decisions. Describe the needs of each bureau. The Conservatives beliefs. The Liberals beliefs.
  11. 11.  Red Tape Definition comes from the ribbon used by civil servants in Britain Describes the amount of hassle citizens encounter when dealing with government Usually applied to government Includes the filling out of paperwork, obtaining of licenses.
  12. 12. ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES Division of labor “Red Tape” Employees collaboration Exploit bureaucracyCompetence and efficiency Fear of reactionDecisions in measure way Rigid & inflexible
  13. 13.  James D. Thompson Warren Bennis
  14. 14.  Provost, C., & Teske, P. (2009). President George W. Bushs influence over bureaucracy and policy: Extraordinary times, extraordinary powers (pp. 12- 14). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Shapiro, S. (2002). Speed bumps and roadblocks: Procedural controls and regulatory change. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, 12(1), 29. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Shapiro, S. (2006). Politics and regulatory policy analysis. Regulation, 29(2), 40-45. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Wilson, J. Q. (1991). Bureaucracy: What government agencies do and why they do it (pp. 344-345). Palo Alto, CA: Basic Books. Yackee, J., & Yackee, S. (2009). Divided government and US federal rulemaking. Regulation & Governance, 3(2), 128-144. Harrison, B. C. (2009). American democracy now. New York: McGraw-Hill. Ethics of Bureaucracy. (n.d.). Vics Home Page. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from http://www.vicnapier.com/MyArticles/OrgDevPapers/ethics_of_bureaucracy. htm Henry, J.(n.d.). The Grinding Square Wheels Of Bureaucracy, Retrieved October 15,2011 from Data Lite: http://www.datalite.org/grinding-wheels- bureaucracy.html Johnson, P. (2005). Bureaucratic Politics. Retrieved October 14,2011 from A Glossary of Political Economy Terms: http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/bureaucratic_politics http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~casey1/Bureaucracy.pdf

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