POLS 7220: Politics and Bureaucracy (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

A survey of the political relationships that permeate bureaucratic organizations, especially government bureaucracies. The course will focus on relationships among levels and branches of government, government agencies, political parties, news media, and interest groups. Uses of power by government agencies, the role of expertise in enhancing administrative influence, the implications of governmental organization and reorganization, and ethical and unethical behavior in public service will be examined.