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The myth of the dichotomy complementarity of politics and administration in the past and future of p

Mahdi Musavi Politics-Administration Dichotomy: For more than a century it has been one of the most disreputable notions in the field of public administration.

At the heart of the public administration is the relationship between administrators, on one hand, and politicians and the public on the other hand. The nature of that relationship and the proper role of political leaders and administrators in the administrative and political process have been the subject of considerable debate.

The purpose of this article is to review of relationship between politics and administration in different time periods. Introduction One of the most important theoretical constructs in public administration is the politics-administration dichotomy.

For more than a century, the politics- administration dichotomy has been one of the most disreputable Issues in the field of public administration.

The politics-administration dichotomy has had a strange history in public administration. At the heart of the public administration is relationship between administrators, on one hand, and politicians and the public on the other hand.

In importance of the politics and administration, Waldo wrote: Nothing is more central in thinking about public administration than the nature and interrelations of politics and administration.

Nor are the nature and interrelations of politics and administration matters only for academic theorizing. What is more important in the day-to- day, year-to-year, decade-to-decade operation of government than the ways in which politics and administration are conceptualized, rationalized ,and related one to the other.

D student of public administration, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. A Century Debate In this article we review history of the politics-administration dichotomy in five section.

We then argue that how the dichotomy model rise after founders by the scientific management and the principles of administration Movements. Then, we describe relationship between politics and administration after scientific management that in this time the politics-administration dichotomy rejected and emphasized on administrators policymaking role, specially under the New public administration NPA.

In final section, we review new trends and views on debate that introduce the complementarily model of politics and administration. Early views about the politics and administration relationship: Wilson, Goodnow and Weber Although the politics-administration dichotomy was not current as a theoretical construct until the late s when it first became an important issue in the literature of public administration, most scholars now trace it to Woodrow Wilson.

Wilson intended to shield administration from political interference, He wrote: The field of administration is a field of business. It is removed from the hurry and strife of politics Administration lies outside the proper sphere of politics.

Administrative questions are not political questions. Although politics sets the tasks for administration, it should not be suffered to manipulate its offices Wilson, Wilson was concerned with both the corrupting and politicizing interference of party organizations in administrative affairs Stillman, He was critical of the way Congress handled core legislative functions.

He stated that Congress policy making was haphazard and its oversight was weak. When Wilson suggested the clearer differentiation of politics and administration, he was seeking to strengthen and redirect the former while protecting the latter Svara, Politics-Administration Dichotomy: A Century Debate Politics-Administration Dichotomy: A Century Debate Reza TAHMASEBI1 Seyyed Mohammad Mahdi MUSAVI2 Abstract The issue of politics-administration dichotomy as one of the five great issues in the field of public administration has had a strange history.

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The myth of the dichotomy complementarity of politics and administration in the past and future of p

Svara North Carolina State University The Myth of the Dichotomy: Complementarity of Politics and Administration in the Past and Future of Public Administration At the heart of the practice of public administration is the portraying administration as mechanically instrumental— relationship between administrators, on .

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The Myth of the dichotomy: Complementarity of politics and administration in the past and future of public administration. Public Administration Review, 61, – [Crossref], [Web of Science ®] [Google Scholar], Svara, J. H. (). Literature which explored the theories of “politics-administration dichotomy” remains divided as to whether Woodrow Wilson was the author of the politics-administration dichotomy theory or not.

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