Is bureaucracy considered the fourth branch of government?
Credit:LusoGetty Images
Q:

Is bureaucracy considered the fourth branch of government?

A:

Quick Answer

Though many people argue that bureaucracy is influencing the branches of government, it's not an actual branch of the government. The argument about bureaucracy is supported by the unofficial "fourth branch of government," which refers to those outside the three branches who influence decisions and the people.

 Know More

Full Answer

The press is often considered part of the fourth branch, sometimes being specifically called the fourth branch because of their public influence, according to Wikipedia. Bureaucratic influence does have a major impact on how laws are enacted or enforced, but it's not always representative of the wants of America's citizens. Bureaucracy is often blamed for slow or difficult processes within the federal government.

Learn more about Types of Government

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a parliamentary republic government?

    A:

    A parliamentary republic government is a government system that operates under a parliamentary system where an executive branch is held accountable to the legislature. The majority of these governments are led by a head of state while others are led by a mixed leadership of a head of state plus the government head.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is a presidential system of democracy?

    A:

    A presidential system of democracy is based on the separation of powers between three branches of government: judicial, legislative and executive. The United States originated the use of a presidential system, and only a few other democracies follow the format.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What kind of government does Taiwan have?

    A:

    Taiwan's government is a multiparty democracy that consists of five government branches: the Legislative Yuan, the Executive Yuan, the Judicial Yuan, the Examination Yuan and the Control Yuan. The president and members of the Legislative Yuan are elected by popular vote. The Legislative Yuan is a unicameral sect with only one house.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What type of government does South Korea have?

    A:

    The Republic of Korea is a democratic republic that operates with three principal branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The country has experienced a number of transitions in government structure since Korea was divided into two occupations zones in 1945. At that time, the USSR occupied the northern portion of the country and the United States the southern portion.

    Full Answer >

Explore