Bureaucracy and the Policy Process

Bureaucracy and the Policy Process

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The central role that bureaucracy plays in the policy process is played by individuals, namely, by subject matter experts and managers we call political executives. The context in which these executives play their roles is defined by three key forcesa€”the organizational environment of bureaucracy itself; our governing philosophy stressing responsiveness, respect for individual rights, and accountability; and the demands of the people and the institutions those people have created to govern themselves. This book provides an in-depth look at each of these forces, with chapters specifically devoted to how bureaucrats interpret their role in the policy process, how the organizational environment influences their ability to play that role, and most of all, to the interactions between bureaucrats and the institutions of what we call the Constitutional governmenta€”the President, the Congress, and the Courts.You can look up any of these and hundreds more in The United States Government Manual 1998/99 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. ... See the following two articles by New York Times reporter David Firestone to get an idea of the kinds of specificanbsp;...

Title:Bureaucracy and the Policy Process
Author:Dennis D. Riley, Bryan E. Brophy-Baermann
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2006


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