European Bureaucracy: Definition and Presence in European Governments


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The German sociologist _____ formulated the idealized version of bureaucracy.

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1. Which of the following is not a condition of the ideal bureaucracy?

2. EU bureaucracy is _____ than most EU critics think.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of an idealistic bureaucracy, as well as challenges facing Europe's bureaucratic organizations in upholding that ideal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of the following goals:

  • Identification of key figures
  • Conditions of an ideal bureaucracy
  • Problems encountered in achieving this ideal
  • Geographic locus of the European bureaucracy

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on European bureaucracy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relative size of EU bureaucracy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bureaucratic structure and challenges faced in reaching an ideal execution of this structure

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic in the associated lesson, called European Bureaucracy: Definition and Presence in European Governments. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explain organization of European bureaucracy into Directorate-Generals
  • Identify the function of the EU Court of Auditors
  • Recognize the relationship between an organization's size and its ability to function
  • Discuss bureaucratic ideals formulated by Max Weber, and challenges faced in trying to attain those ideals