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Congress oversees the bureaucracy

studies in legislative supervision

by Morris S. Ogul

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Congress,
    • Legislative oversight -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMorris S. Ogul.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK585 .O48
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 237 p. ;
      Number of Pages237
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5207258M
      ISBN 100822933136
      LC Control Number75033546

      The activities by which government achieves these functions include—but are not limited to—taxation, homeland security, immigration, foreign affairs, and education. The fifteen cabinet departments are line organizations. Oversight, as an outgrowth of this principle, ideally serves a number of overlapping objectives and purposes: improve the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of governmental operations; evaluate programs and performance; detect and prevent poor administration, waste, abuse, arbitrary and capricious behavior, or illegal and unconstitutional conduct; protect civil liberties and constitutional rights; inform the general public and ensure that executive policies reflect the public interest; gather information to develop new legislative proposals or to amend existing statutes; ensure administrative compliance with legislative intent; and prevent executive encroachment on legislative authority and prerogatives. Border Patrol.

      Cabinet departments The cabinet departments, the largest administrative units in the federal bureaucracy, have responsibility for broad areas of government operations such as foreign policy Department of State and law enforcement Department of Justice. The Executive Office of the President's role is to support the president in formulating public policy. The library has kept the "American Memory" name for its public domain website, which today contains 15 million digital objects, comprising over 7 petabytes. Marx posited that while corporate and government bureaucracy seem to operate in opposition, in actuality they mutually rely on one another to exist. The authority to oversee derives from these constitutional powers. Scholars use the term agency capture to describe this process.

      This is understandable since the American Revolution was largely a revolt against executive power and the British imperial administrative order. Access to the closed stacks is not permitted under any circumstances, except to authorized library staff, and occasionally, to dignitaries. Agency Capture Scholars argue that some agencies have been taken over by the very industries they are supposed to regulate. Digital images are also available at Snapshots of the Pastwhich provides archival prints. The dissatisfied noblemen complained about this "unnatural" state of affairs, and discovered similarities between absolute monarchy and bureaucratic despotism.


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Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. In the early 19th century, Napoleon attempted to reform the bureaucracies of France and other territories under his control by the imposition of the standardized Napoleonic Code.

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University Library System. Digital Research Library.]. The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, atlasbowling.comon: Washington, D.C., U.S.

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