Articles on Public Administration

There are many authors who have argued that public administration as an area of study is a science and not art. Lets discuss in details about whether public administration should be regarded as a science or an art or a mixture of both.

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Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of USA is often addressed as the father of American Public Administration. The article discusses about Wilsons vision on public administration in detail.

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New public management model was introduced by scholars from UK and Australia - Hood 1991 and Hood and Jackson 1991. The model suggests use of businesslike ideas and management models from the private sector.

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The Historical approach to public administration talks about the administrative systems, process and policies whereas the legal approach throws light on the legal framework in which the public administration operates.

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All the government organizations are institutional in many ways and represent the needs and aspirations of the community. Lets understand the institutional approach of public administration in detail.

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The behavioral approach to public administration came into existence afer the Human Relations Movement of 1930s. This approach lays emphasis on people who are the center of all the organizational activities.

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The closed and open model approach of public administration focuses on the organization itself and views them as an open or a closed system. Lets discuss this model in detail.

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The structural functional approach to public administration was developed by anthropologist Malinowski and Radcliff Brown. According this approach, a society has a structure and functions. Lets understand this approach in detail

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The public policy approach encompasses many aspects of government functioning. Lets understand in detail about the public policy approach to public administration.

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The Political Economy Approach emphasizes that the government actions need to be in sync with the values, needs and wants of the citizens. Lets understand this approach in detail.

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Karl Marxs views regarding his areas of work and interests are collectively termed as Marxian. Lets discuss about the Marxians traditions and approach to public administration.

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Public administration provides lot of services to the public. In the modern state, the role of public administration is ever expanding. Lets discuss in detail about the role of public administration in the modern state.

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Democracy is a representative form of Government chosen by the people. The article discusses about the democratic and socialist goals of public administration.

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The article discusses about the features of the public administration in developing countries (like Asia, Africa and Latin America) and the challenges faced by these countries.

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The Human Relations Theory of Public Administration considers human beings as individuals with differing psychological motivations and with distinct and dynamic group behavior affecting the overall performances.

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The bureaucratic theory of public administration was proposed by Max Weber in 1922. Lets discuss in detail about the bureaucratic theory of public administration.

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The Weberian models of public administration had brought many changes in the bureaucracy in the early half of the century. Lets discuss more about post weberian models of public administration.

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It is impossible for a single man to carry out all the administrative responsibilities. We have line staff and auxiliary agencies in public administration to perform various tasks.

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Public enterprises came into existence as a result of the expanding scope of public administration. Lets understand in detail about the origin and the importance of public enterprises.

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Decision Making within an organization is a complex process which is influenced by many factors. Lets understand in detail about administrative decision making.

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According to authors William Mosher and J. Donald Kingsley, the key to better governance lies in effective personnel management.

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The process of budgets fulfills important functions in any economy. Lets understand in detail the significance and the concept of budget in public administration.

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The public budgets are different from other forms of budgets. The article discusses the various types of budget that are there in the public financial management.

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The budgeting process has a lot to do with the available resources and wealth of a country. The article discusses about the budgetary process followed by countries like - US, UK, China, India, etc.

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Audit is a tool of financial control which is used to safeguard an organization against fraud. Lets understand in detail about the importance of audit in public sector organizations.

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To first understand Administrative Law, we need to take a look at what these laws govern. Lets understand in detail about administrative law, regulations and reforms.

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Development Administration is all about projects, programs, policies and ideas which are focused at development of a nation as a whole. Lets learn more about development administration in detail.

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This article discusses a timely and relevant topic in political science, which is to do with the government of the future. The article examines the need to innovate and change for the public sector in the west and in the east and the ways in which it can innovate. Further, the article also discusses some trends that have made the public sector innovate and change as well as an analysis of how the government of the future would look like.

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