What Means Can Bureaucrats And Bureaucracies Be Held Accountable For In Public Policy

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By whom and what means can bureaucrats and bureaucracies be held accountable for in public policy? Bureaucrats and bureaucracies are held accountable by the people, the President and congress. The courts review actions of legislative branches to ensure they are constitutional and legal. If a bureaucracy performance fall short of expectations, congress and the president can threaten to revamp, decrease or eliminate funding. (James E. Anderson, Public Policymaking 8th edition, p.
2. What is public policy making? Public policy is a combination of problem identification where a public problem is defined and articulated. Agenda setting, to achieve agenda status a public problem must be converted into an issue, or a matter requiring governmental attention. Formulation, policy formulation involves developing pertinent and acceptable proposed courses of action called alternatives, proposals or options. Budgeting, once a policy or program has been legislatively authorized proper funding is needed at levels sufficient to guarantee satisfactory attainment of its goals.
Implementation, executive agencies carry out or implement policy.
Evaluation, actors evaluate the impact of policies, to see if they are solving the problems identified and accomplishing their goals.

3. How can the three branches hold each other accountable when implementing policy?
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Thus, Article I provides that “all legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States…Article II states that “the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the Unites States of America. “In turn, Article III declares that “the judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme court and such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and
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