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Lecture 8

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
Christopher Cochrane
Semester
Fall

Description
POLB50 Lecture 8 November-01-12 3:00 PM Cue Column: Note-Taking Area: Bureaucracy • Critical component of gov't • Impartial ○ Definition: serves gov't no matter whichparty rules; non- partisan ○ Public service commission  Hiring decisionsmade by non-partisan officials; independent ○ Based on merit instead patronage  Establishrigid criteria that everyone must meet to get job  If not, they will not hire (prevents patronage) • Steering vs. Rowing ○ Why have this system?  Bureaucracyis rule based  Requiresa lot of people;how to maintain control? □ Rigid system --> bureaucrats'row', politicians 'steer' ○ Bureaucrats implement ○ Problems:  Inconsistentwith citizen demand in service based context □ Discretion key in good service or bad service □ Want efficient and flexibleservice ○ Line departments  Organizationswithin bureaucracy □ Cabinetminister  Politician  MP; appointed by PM  Heads department of bureaucracy
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