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1 ECON3340 Topic B.1 Bureaucrats No Longer
2 Public … Public administration (verb): is best seen by looking at the role of public servants—the appointed officials of government who form the heart of public administration. Public bureaucracy (noun) ( also called public service) is the system of authority, people, offices, and methods that the government uses to achieve its objectives. This is the means by which the practice of public administration is carried out Public policy is a term employed to describe the decisions made by government to handle important issues.
3 Public Administration – Common Terms
4 Public versus Private Administration Public service versus profit – public interest Efficiency – broad eligibility Accountability – entire population Human resource management – affirmative action Publicity - fishbowl
5 Private versus Public Administration: What Makes Them Different?
6 The Study of Public Administration: Notable Influences Post WWII Veterans Support: College and University Education Canada – Veterans Charter U.S. – G.I. Bill Canadian Public Administration journal ( 1958) Degree programs in public administration Canada – Queen’s, Dalhousie, Carleton etc. U.S. – Harvard, U.S.C., Penn State etc.
7 Environment of Public Administration: Globalization Economic globalization Cultural dimensions People and global institutions
8 Political Culture and Public Administration Values Beliefs Attitudes Political participation
9 The Fiscal Imperative and Public Administration Economic crisis of the 1970s Oil shocks of 1973 Unemployment, cuts, privatization Austerity measures
10 Perceptions of Government and Administration: 3 Major Complaints 1. The bureaucracy has too much influence. 2. It uses delegated power to make decisions that threaten freedoms of the citizenry. 3. It is a large part of a governing system that badly under-performs and squanders public revenues.
11 Size of the Public Service – How to Measure? Government spending as % of GDP: 1970, 35.9% 2014, 39.4% Number of employees:
12 Environmental Influences of Public Administration
13 The Executive The executive branch of government includes: the non-political executive (E.g. the Governor General,

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