Structure and Function of a U.S. Embassy
It is the purpose of this thesis to relate the experiences of my internship at the U.S. Embassy Bonn during the Summer of 1977. In so doing, we will begin with a discussion of the details of a State Department Internship. This discussion will be followed by a short history of U.S. diplomacy and diplomacy in general. What follows this is the main body of this thesis: an examination and analysis of the functions of U.S. embassies, as well as a discussion of how issues are brought into the system and the factors involved in influencing outputs of the system. In the chapter on embassy functions, seven functions will be postulated followed by an extensive examination of the main embassy function of "reporting". The chapters covering "issue initiation" and "system outputs" are built around an analysis and comparison of Morton Halperin's theories on govermental bureaucracies. Halperin's theories of "higher level bureaucracy" will be applied to the realities of this author's. experiences as a student intern in the U.S. Embassy Bonn.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.