AP U.S. Government & Politics Mr. Oglesby Chapter 15 The Bureaucracy Vocabulary Terms Annual authorizations Bureaucratic imperialism Competitive Service Issue Network Patronage Senior Executive Service Legislative veto appropriation Chadha Discretionary Authority Laissez Faire Pendleton Act Trust funds Hatch Act authorization legislation Civil Service Reform Act Excepted Service Name-request job Red tape Whistle Blower Protection Act Federal Trade Commission bureaucracy Committee Clearance Iron triangle National Performance Review Schedule C Administrative Procedure Act Important questions 1. What are the distinctive features of American bureaucracy? 2. Which criteria would you want to consider if you were trying to convince someone that the federal bureaucracy is an important policy-making institution? 3. What is meant by the buddy system? What are the potential benefits of this approach? 4. What does the text say about the personal attributes of bureaucrats? How are these attributes related to the opinions that bureaucrats have? How are these attributes related to their choice of agencies? 5. What does the text mean by the term bureaucratic pathologies? What are some examples of such “pathologies?” Why does each of them exist? Can they be corrected? Why or why not?