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  • Representative Bureaucracies

    sexual orientation, and disability that could potentially influence behavior (Kelly, 1998). These characteristics outline the context in which representative bureaucracy is necessary, and by the importance of the characteristics, some researchers say that representative bureaucracy is always necessary. In addition to when representative bureaucracy should be used, Meier and Bohte (2001) find that representative bureaucracy should be used when “the bureaucrats in question have discretion”, “policy decision have direct relevance to the passively represented groups”, and when there is a way to “link the bureaucrat to a specific policy output”. In addition, bureaucrats typically serving in street- and upper-level bureaucracy based positions should also make use of representative bureaucracy. Given the hierarchical positioning of bureaucrats, they will, for the most part, always have discretion over…

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  • Essay On Street-Level Bureaucracy

    resources that street-level bureaucrats have to work are very inadequate. Yet, the demand from the public, or clients, is always increasing. As a result, street-level bureaucrats are constraints to the resources. Street-level bureaucrats also have broad discretion and that’s because of the constraints they are force upon. The resources that they have to work with also make the goals of street-level bureaucrats ambiguous and conflicting. Yet, street-level bureaucrats try to do their best, even…

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  • The Critical Role Of Street-Level Bureaucracy By Michael Lipsky

    The Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats by Michael Lipsky was written to explain the importance of the role of public service workers when delivering government services to the public. The involvement of public administration in difficulties that are currently affecting the undeserved and have made the government to take responsibilities on public safety, health and security. Lipsky believed that government workers play a significant role in our society by…

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  • Nt1330 Unit 6 Term Paper

    on the flexibility of agencies, rather than reliance on rewards, punishments, and oversight.” Enfranchising the constituents of presidents and congress through administrative structure and process, we can constrain the bureaucrats. We should clarify each political player’s responsibility and right by regulations and laws with negotiation and bargain. Moreover, we should control the information which can be obtained by bureaucrats, since their decisions are based on information. Additionally,…

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  • Excessive Bureaucracy Theory

    The empirical findings in the first paper reflect the theory for which excessive bureaucracy is built upon. The paper ultimately confirms the positive relationship between increased confiscations and an increased police budget, which the paper seeked to prove. It also identifies that the correlation becomes more positive as the jurisdiction size increases. This relationship shows that through reallocating resources the police bureaucrats are capable of benefitting from larger budgets, as well…

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  • Factors Influencing Bureaucratic Behavior

    (1993) focused on the way political institutions has affected bureaucratic behavior. They explained that bureaucrats go through an adaptation processes in the political environment sending and receiving multiple stimuli and stimulus. Rourke (1991) explained the level of involvement of bureaucratic role in policy development and the way administrative agencies has been impacted by changes in the political arena. Synthesis Punctuations in the Local…

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  • Max Weber Bureaucracy

    “Bureaucracy refers to a specific set of structural arrangements. The dominant structural definition of Bureaucracy, indeed the point of departure for all further analyses on the subject, is that of the German sociologist Max Weber” (Shafritz and Russell, 2005, p.234). In Weber’s view, formalization, hierarchy, and other central features of Bureaucracy render the individual bureaucrat ‘only a single clog in ever-morning mechanism which prescribes to him an essentially fixed route of march’…

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  • Japan Business Culture

    According to the Japan Times, during 2004 to 2006, nearly 70% of the 1,968 retired bureaucrats found employment in companies they had close links with as bureaucrats. According to a review of the Associated Press on nuclear plant safety the revolving door spins freely in the Japanese nuclear industry. In the catastrophe that involves the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake-powered tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, it was revealed that…

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  • Street Level Bureaucracy Analysis

    Lipsky also wrote “Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats”. In his article, Dr. Lipsky discusses the important roles and services that ‘Street-level bureaucrats’ provide. He defines street-level bureaucrats as “public service workers who interact directly with the citizens in the course of their jobs, and who have substantial discretion in the execution of their work”. The examples he gives are teachers, police, social workers, health care providers, etc. One of…

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  • Movement Of The Unemployed Analysis

    to change the political system start to firmly believe they have the efficacy to affect and improve their present work and living conditions as well as force life-changing concession from the economic elites and bureaucrats. (p.1-3). Piven and…

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