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14 Cards in this Set

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A large, complex organization composed of appointed officials
government by proxy
Washingtion pays state and local governments and private goups to staff and administer federal programs
An economic theory that governemtn should not regulate or interfere with commerce
discretionary authority
The extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
competitive service
The government offices to which people are appointed on the basis of merit, as ascertained by a written exam or by applying certain selection criteria
name-request job
A job that is filled by a person whom an agency has already identified
iron triangle
A close relationship between an agency , a congressinoal committe, and an interest group
issue network
A network of people in Washingtion, D.C.- based interest groups on congressional staffs, in universities, and think tanks, and in the mass media, who regualarly discuss and advocate public parties
authorization legislation
legislative permission to begin or continue a government program or agency
A legislative grant of money to finance a government program or agency
trust funds
funds for government programs that are collected and spent outside the regular government budget
Committe clearance
The ability of a congressional committe to review and approve certain agency decisions in advance and without passing a law
legislative veto
The autority of Congress to blocka presidential aciton after it has taken place. The supreme Court has held that Congress does not have this power
red tape
complex bureaucratic rules and prcedures that must be followed to get something done