Lecture Notes Wednesday October 10 th
(1)Why are presidential debates important to candidates?
(2)Do presidential debates in the political science sense of the world matter?
(3)How might you go about determining the effect of post-debate media coverage
was bigger for people who actually watched the debate?
Weber argues for need of bureaucracy in modern nations
Bureaucracy definition- unelected policy making branch of government
Should be rational and efficient
o Clear assignment of roles
WHAT DO THEY DO
Service-examples(dept. of interior, dept. of education, etc.)
Regulation-food and drug administration
Implementation-laws put in place are enforced and are decided exactly how
those laws are interpreted
BEAURACRCIES IN THE BROADER POLITICAL CONTEXT
Tension between democracy and bureaucratic institutions
Beau racy is suppose to be consistent
Overhead democracy-putting some people in charge of democracy
Hierarchal components impede control
o The more levels we have the harder it is to control from top down
Intensive structure can create a closed sy