The Development of Bureaucracy


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Who is considered the father of the modern bureaucracy?

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1. Which is not one of the three types of authority identified by Weber?

2. Which of the following is the type administrative authority used in a bureaucracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tool is designed to help you solidify your understanding of the development of modern bureaucracy. Key topics to know for the quiz include who the father of modern bureaucracy is and the three types of authority he identified in his work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be assessed on:

  • Administrative authority
  • Three types of authority
  • Administration based upon legal-rational authority
  • Six components of an ideal-type bureaucracy

Skills Practiced

With these tools, you will practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of of authority
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of modern bureaucracy
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of bureaucracy to answer questions about the ideal-type
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding administrative authority and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For greater insight into how bureaucracies came to be, refer to the lesson entitled The Development of Bureaucracy. The lesson is based on these objectives:

  • Learn about the model of modern bureaucracy
  • Understand competing factors, and what came before the concept of bureaucracy
  • Identify the central components of a bureaucracy
  • Explore a bureaucratic example