Political Science Final Set 4

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Bureaucracy?

a group of department, agencies, and other institutions that for the most part are located in the executive branch of gov't and that develop and implement public policy

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Spoils System?

a system of gov't in which a presidential administration awards jobs to party loyalists

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Civil Service System?

a system of gov't in which decisions about hiring, promotion, and firing are based on individuals' work experience, skills and expertise.

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How many departments & heads? One exception and title?

15 departments

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Government Corporation?

a corporation created and funded by the gov't to provide some public service that would be insufficiently provided by the private sector

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Red tape?

the inefficiency and waste that result from excessive regulation and overly formal procedures

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Recess appointment?

the means by which the president fills a vacant position in the bureaucracy when congress is not in session, thus avoiding the need for prior congressional approval

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Whistle blower? Acts dealing with, and acts dealing with sunshine law?

a bureaucrat who witnesses and publicly exposes wrongdoing by contacting his or hers political superiors or tipping off the press

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deregulation?

the process of decreasing the number of agency rules that apply to a particular industry or group of industries so as to introduce market forces their operation

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privatization?

the transfer of gov't functions from the federal govt to private companies