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Bruce 1Policy Evaluation and Organizational Structures in PublicAdministrationEriq BruceLiberty University
Bruce 2Abstract This research paper will be an overview and highlight of the role that organizational structures play in Public Administration. Research taking from scholarly articles that provides credible information and history on Public Administration. This research paper is sectioned to understand the history of Public Administration, Policy Evaluation, and Organizational Structures. Discussing the contemporary issues in those structures, all to focus on the importance of organizational structures, including biblical principles. “At a time when the scope of public administration is continuingly expanding—to many persons with a frightening impetus—, and more and more thought is necessarily being given to research into its nature and problems, much profit could well be derived from a better understanding of the administrative lessons of the past,so far as the can be deduced" (Gladden 1972).
Bruce 3Policy Evaluation and Organizational Structures in PublicAdministrationHistory of Public AdministrationThere's been a shift in Public Administration from what we know it as today. Public Administration can define as "a branch of political science dealing primarily with the structure and workings of agencies charged with the administration of governmental functions" (Merriam-Webster 1828). While defining Public Administration is involved, the interworking’s of Public Administration can be just as complexed. In Public Administration, many different structures are bonded together to respond to various governments. "Public administration serves so many fieldsof activity and in such a diversity of forms that it can be approached from a number of viewpoints" (Gladden 1972). Public Administration, as we know it today, has conformed to the many complexities of government. In the book, "A History of Public Administration: Volume II,"Gladden introduced six fields that are the basis of Public Administration's history, Direction and Top Management, Functions, and Organization, Personnel, Techniques, Biography, and Theory. Gladden explains each function and its primary role in the history and growth of Public Administration. For example, Gladden describes Functions and Organizations as “the extending functionalization of society and government, arising out of the process of specialization, calls forchanges in the structure of government” (Gladden 1972).When it comes to the history of Public Administration, some scholars would argue that itsfocus is allowing researchers to apply lessons from the past to contemporary challenges. The