(Answered) POLI330N Week 6 Discussion: A Bloated Bureaucracy and an inclusive Supreme Court

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 13, 14
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1: How does the bureaucracy affect your life, and thus, your freedom as an ordinary citizen? In what ways does it hinder or help your life? Do you see the bureaucracy as an effective aspect in your life or do you see issues with the bureaucracy as it stands? Why/why not? List one issue you would change concerning the bureaucracy and how you would remedy the issue.
  • Option 2: Identify a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and discuss the nature of the case and the basis of the argument the Supreme Court used to reach the decision. Explain why you agree or disagree with the ruling?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Cite your sources when applicable (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Option 1

I think this is a loaded question…lol.  There are so many different types of bureaucracies that have different entities and responsibilities it is difficult to say which one could be causing a problem with my day-to-day life.  The definition of bureaucracy “A large, complex organization characterized by a hierarchical set of offices, each with a specific task, controlled through a clear chain of command, and where appointment and advancement of personnel is based on merit” (Greenberg, 2018). Understanding makes it a little easier to understand their responsibility in creating the pecking order and how it can be very complicated to navigate. Understanding the sheer quantity of how many bureaucracies is staggering.  I don’t think I even understood how many of these exist in the United States let alone which one play a roll in my life.  So, for example the FDA they I believe are a needed organization.  The FDA is responsible for “protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness….Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.