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Public Administration/Bureaucracy PCSI 1014 @ Chad B. Newswander
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2 Public Administration PA in Action The Bad Central Park’s Skating Rink FEMA and Katrina The Good Armed Services University system Local PD, FD, District Attorney most of are TV shows deal with bureaucrats Deep down, we love bureaucrats
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3 Public Administration Defining Public Administration Public Government defined-interests what government defined interest do you follow Do you follow the Courts, Congress, President, republicans, democrats, etc. Administration Organizing people to do complex jobs Public Administration Organizing people to do complex jobs in pursuit of a broader, government-defined interest The application of state power for what we hope are moral and humane ends, but always with the possibility of being used otherwise Accomplishing side of government PA is about making the exercise of government power effective
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4 Attributes of PA Political who gets what, when, and how Management Why haven’t we mentioned management yet? 3 e’s Economy Efficiency Effectiveness
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5 American Context of PA Historical View of Public Administration Founding period They didn’t like government Thomas Paine: government at best is a necessary evil Citizens didn’t demand much from the government Modern Day Still don’t like government Citizens demand a lot from government Contrast this attitude to Europe
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6 Five Models of PA Hamiltonian Tradition He loved the British He loved their style of government: the strong executive represented through the monarch Basic themes: strong and powerful national government Independence Independent executive Rule by Experts Unity Limited oversight Economic and Political Success Central Problem for Hamilton strong government that could be effective not too strong to threaten individual liberty Implications of his policy urban instead of a rural state manufacturing instead of agrarian based economy
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7 Five Models of PA Jeffersonian Tradition Basic Themes He loved the French Legislative based government Sovereignty of parliament Feared the abuse of power He thought power should reside with people and the states
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSCI 1014 taught by Professor Cewalcott during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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