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Bureaucratic politics and power

Bill Jenkins

Bureaucratic politics and power

development in the study of bureaucracy

by Bill Jenkins

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Published by Political Studies in [s.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from "Political Studies", 1983, Vol.XXXI, pp.177-193.

StatementBill Jenkins, Andrew Gray.
ContributionsGray, Andrew.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13898009M

Tests of an implicit assumption and expanded model. He could have provided a less personal epilogue, though, which is rather disappointing in highly impressive book. Hinders Innovation and Creativity: The supervisor controls every activity of the employees, which ultimately restrict the subordinates to apply creativity and innovation to their work. Dimensionality and construct validity of the perceptions of politics scale POPS.

These case studies, many of which were characterized by low presidential engagement and high bureaucratic involvement, provided useful insights on a range of issues, including foreign policy decisions related to crises, the use of military force, arms control negotiations, export control policy, arms sales, the revolution in military affairs, weapons procurement, oil pipelines, humanitarian intervention, and bilateral relations between the United States and particular countries. Max Weber was the first to endorse bureaucracy as a necessary feature of modernity, and by the late 19th century bureaucratic forms had begun their spread from government to other large-scale institutions. In Philosophy of RightHegel had supported the role of specialized officials in public administrationalthough he never used the term "bureaucracy" himself. Politicians like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan gained power by promising to eliminate government regulatory bureaucracies, which they saw as overbearing, and return economic production to a more purely capitalistic mode, which they saw as more efficient. The negative side of organizational politics is more likely to flare up in times of organizational change or when there are difficult decisions to be made and a scarcity of resources that breeds competition among organizational groups.

These resultants emerge from a foreign policy process, characteristic of a competitive game, where multiple players holding different policy preferences struggle, compete, and bargain over the substance and conduct of policy. No importance is given to informal groups and neither any scope is given to form one. It is one thing to identify a cluster of factors as important; it is quite another to show how changes in these variables will affect the political process and, more importantly, the nature of decisions. Marx posited that while corporate and government bureaucracy seem to operate in opposition, in actuality they mutually rely on one another to exist. Were they successful? However, its expanded treatment of Capitol Hill did recognize the growing role and influence of Congress in US foreign policy making.


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These critiques, coupled with fewer applications of the model, caused the political approach to foreign policy analysis to become less fashionable.

Say, when the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs vetoes a regulation. Skill-Based Recruitment : The employees are recruited by matching their skills and experience with that required for the vacant job position to ensure that the right person is placed at the right job.

Researchers have found that if employees think their organization is overly driven by politics, the employees are less committed to the organization,Maslyn, J. A Third Generation of Bureaucratic Politics Scholarship Although Allison and Zelikow failed to respond seriously to two decades of criticisms of the bureaucratic politics model, the publication of a second edition of Essence of Decision coincided with renewed scholarly interest in the approach.

Limited scope for Human Resource HR. Theoretical and methodological considerations in the age-job satisfaction relationship. We will start off by understanding the role that personality has in shaping whether someone will engage in political behavior.

More accurately, Allison termed it the governmental politics model. The act created the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency, and it exchanged the Department of War for the Department of Defense to oversee the military services, including what was then the newly independent Air Force.

More commonly, however, scholars simply employed the bureaucratic politics model or the bureaucratic politics paradigm as an explanatory tool in cases when bureaucratic or governmental factors were clearly salient see, e.

Bureaucracy

Potter then marshals sophisticated data, which turn out to largely support her thesis. Inflexible and Rigid Methods: The bureaucracy theory does not entertain any change or modification in the management system, which makes it quite rigid.

Organizational Antecedents Scarcity of resources breeds politics. Several studies employing, refining, or relating to the new framework were published in the s see, e. This not only improves the work efficiency but also ensures proper allocation of job responsibilities.

These resultants emerge from a foreign policy process, characteristic of a competitive game, where multiple players holding different policy preferences struggle, compete, and bargain over the substance and conduct of policy.

Features of Bureaucratic Organization From the principles of bureaucratic organization, we can find these characteristics or features of Bureaucratic Organization are as follows:- The high degree of Division of Labor and Specialization.

Cambridge University Press Development, it is generally assumed, is good and necessary, and in its name the West has intervened, implementing all manner of projects in the impoverished regions of the world. Meanwhile, in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations, a powerful class of bureaucratic administrators termed nomenklatura governed nearly all aspects of public life.

Training in job requirements and skills. In this manner, bureaucrats exercise a kind of invisible power, the ability to achieve a favored outcome without observable clashes.

In contrast, the organizational process model, which was never a widely used analytical tool, has been overshadowed by new developments in public administration and organizational theory. Critics complained that the governmental politics model ignores the importance of personal background, personality, operating style, generational mind-sets, and past experiences.

Perceptions of organizational politics: Prediction, stress-related implications, and outcomes, Human Relations, 49, —; Valle, M. These distinctions gain greater clarity once the underlying assumptions of the bureaucratic politics model are articulated. Organizational Politics Organizational politics are informal, unofficial, and sometimes behind-the-scenes efforts to sell ideas, influence an organization, increase power, or achieve other targeted objectives.

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