Ch 4: Bureaucracy

About This Chapter

Study bureaucracy with this collection of social studies lessons. These fun and engaging lessons will help you quickly review the purpose and characteristics of bureaucracy in America.

Bureaucracy - Chapter Summary

These lessons provide you with an overview of bureaucracy in America. This effective and engaging study resource will help you review the role and characteristics of bureaucracy and identify sources of its power and influence. You'll also take a look at bureaucratic institutions and the concept of bureaucratic accountability. After you complete the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the role, structure and characteristics of bureaucracy
  • Recognize sources of power and influence related to bureaucracy and congress
  • Understand bureaucratic accountability

This short chapter can be studied in sequence to help you get a full-dimensional view of bureaucratic topics. Alternatively, you can quickly jump to specific concepts using the course Dashboard and video timelines. Our instructors have a straightforward and streamlined instructional style that allows you to take away important information as efficiently as possible and enjoy the process of studying bureaucracy. To make sure that you fully understand bureaucracy's structure, power and influence, we've included interactive self-assessment quizzes following each lesson. Word-for-word lesson transcripts can be printed to enhance your studying experience. These lessons are accessible 24/7 and we've made these resources available on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet so you can study at home, at school, at the office or on-the-go.

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