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branch of government

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  • n. A part of a whole governing body which is assigned specific powers; examples include the legislature, the judiciary, the executive, the military, and, in non-secular states, the church.

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  • Thus, it is argued that conventional processes of change in bureaucracies are too decentralized to be effective, that there is a need to consider the entire organization of the administrative branch of government at one time, and to eliminate “antiquated machinery” through comprehensive reorganization Willoughby, 1923; Gulick, 1937; Meriam and Schmeckebier, 1939.

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  • Most of the new jobs were white- or “pink”-collar jobs and the great bulk of these, in turn, were secretarial, clerical, or sales jobs situated within or dependent on some branch of government or the bureaucracy of some large corporation or retail chain.

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