Public Administration Concerns Implementation Of Principled Direction

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Public administration concerns implementation of principled direction in government action and public service, with the primary objective of developing appropriate policies and management approaches to influence positive functioning in a government. It involves administration of public programs and translation of political processes into positive welfare benefits for citizens, through studies of government decision-making, analysis of policy, and assessments of approaches that contribute towards the production of policy and its alternatives. Beginning in the 20th Century, political scholars recognized the dangers that prevailing government approaches posed for genuine long-term welfare of societies, especially based on the risks and impacts of bureaucracy. As a response to the increasing prevalence of difficulties, contingency risks, and static nature of governance in the modernist era, which had resulted in alienated citizenry and ignorance of the lived experiences of the population, scholars investigated the possibilities of alternative forms of public administration that targeted objectivity, neutrality, and application of a managerial style. This new form of public administration featured domination of technical and instrumental thought aimed at well-considered and practical solutions, based on political pluralism and effective social relationships between public service and citizenry (Knott & Miller, 1987; Gaventa 1980). Nevertheless, this new approach continues to draw…

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