Deadly Bureaucracy in Katrina’s Wake Red Tape too Often Trumped Common Sense”, Bobby Jindal, The Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2005. This article discusses the impact of government structures during Hurricane Katrina. FEMA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to provide relief to victims on a number of accounts. Max Weber’s theories on bureaucracy as a form of social organization contained a number of references to the dysfunctions of this type of social organization. A key idea is that they are iron cages where the ability to act outside the system is stifled. The government’s response to Hurricane Katrina is an example of Weber’s perspective. Share a recent example of the damage bureaucracies created?
A Word document 300 words for the length requirement, in 12-point font, double spacing, APA citations (including a title and reference page), and utilizes paragraph format with complete sentences. This assignment should also respond to the following questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.
Perform the following tasks:
Step 1: Choose a Recent Event of Interest.
Make sure the event occurred within the last year. You may consider an event/issue that has impacted you personally, professionally or has had ramifications in your community. As you write this assignment be mindful of bureaucracy from both a mircosystems level and a macrosystems level. Take note of what social research has or has not been done and the impact that has on the issue. Use quotes, citations and references to support your work.