POLS 2250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ideal Type

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The study of public administration revolves around the careful consideration of government bureaucracy meaning: We investigate the basic structures that constitute the bureaucratic organizations in government and their interactions with other bodies in the political process. Taking a close look at some of the essential duties of public bureaucracies. Modern form consisting of many related characteristics that when. Combined in the same organization form an ideal bureaucracy. Purpose of hierarchical structure =allocate responsibilities to subordinates in a clear & unambiguous fashion. Significant because: someone can become very efficient when they"re able to concentrate on specific jobs. But this isn"t enough if employees are not qualified to learn to perform the work. Employment and promotion is based on an objective test of merit provided this assurance--- therefore, increased the efficiency of an operation. In order for employment to be based on merit: needs to be full time in a bureaucracy, major source of income for the worker.

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