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POLS 2250
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Tim Mau

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January 18, 2013 – POLS 2250 – Mau, T. CONCEPTIONS OF BUREAUCRACY  BUREAUCRACY & PUBLIC BUREAUCRACY USED INTERCHANGEABLY  TERM COINED IN 1745 BY VINCENT DE GOURNAY  USED PEJORATIVELY  7 DIFFERENT MODERN CONCEPTS OF BUREAUCRACY (MARTIN ALBROW) o AS RATIONAL ORGANIZATION o AS ORGANIZATIONAL INEFFICIENCY o AS RULE BY OFFICIALS o AS PUBIC ADMINISTRATION o AS ADMINISTRATION BY OFFICIALS o AS THE ORGANIZATION o AS MODERN SOCIETY  NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS, BUT RATIONAL AND EFFICIENT WAY OF ORGANIZING  CITIZENS FIRST INITIATIVE (1998) CLASSICAL ORGANISATION THEORY  MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THE 1920S AND 1930S  CONCERNED WITH FORMAL STRUCTURE  RESTS ON 4 MAJOR TENETS: 1. ORGANISATIONS EXIST TO ACHIEVE PRODUCTION/ECONOMIC GOALS 2. “ONE BEST WAY” TO ORGANISE 3. SPECIALIZATION AND DIVISION OF LABOUR 4. PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS ACT RATIONALLY  FREDERICK TAYLOR, MAX WEBER, LUTHER GULICK AND LYNDALL URWICK January 18, 2013 – POLS 2250 – Mau, T. MAX WEBER (1864-1920)  GERMAN SOCIOLOGIST WHO WAS THE FIRST TO SYSTEMATICALLY STUDY BUREAUCRACY  BUREAUCRACY – “THAT FORM OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATIO
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