GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION Public administration is a broad discipline that covers a variety of issues which touches on maximizing the use of scarce resources to satisfy human needs. The various issues that will be examined in this unit include; introduce to you the studies of public administration; the history of public administration; the distinction between public…

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION Public administration is a broad discipline that covers a variety of issues which touches on maximizing the use of scarce resources to satisfy human needs. The various issues that will be examined in this unit include; introduce to you the studies of public administration; the history of public administration; the distinction between public…

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SCOPE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION Public administration has evolved over time, it has played a key role in the organization of the structures of government and its usefulness to other disciplines cannot be overemphasized. This unit attempts to identify the critical areas that are the concern of public administration. These include; organization of countries’ structure of government, promotion…

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BASIC PRACTICES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION / FUNCTIONS PERFORMED

INTRODUCTION Public administration performs a variety of functions which complement the activities of the various branches of government. This unit therefore will discuss the various functions performed by public administration. Among the roles highlighted in unit are (a) sustaining incumbent governments in power (b) provision of employment (c) identification and management of resources (d) provision…

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METHODS OF INQUIRY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION Public administration has evolved and developed over time, this has been possible because of relentless investigations into issues bothering on the improvement of the discipline. Major methods of inquiry into the discipline that will be discussed here are historical method, descriptive method, experimental method, survey method and case study method. At the successful…

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ISSUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/BASIC CONCEPTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION Like other disciplines in social sciences, public administration has some peculiar concepts which are often employed for analytical purposes. Some of the concepts that will be discussed in this unit are bureaucracy, organization, chief executive and the environment of public administration 2.0 OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit you are expected to:…

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DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION Since its inception, traditional public administration has been characterized by insurmountable problems which amount to bureaucratic bottlenecks. This situation does not augur well for development. Of course, the worst hit is the Developing Nations who are still grappling with providing the basic necessities of life. Development administration is therefore a new concept designed to…

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