University studies[ edit ] Felix Nigro did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison , where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa , and earned his Ph. Career[ edit ] Dr. Nigro had a distinguished career working with the Federal National Youth Administration and other federal agencies. Messick distinguished professorship. He joined the Political Science faculty at the University of Georgia in

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What is Public Administration? Before we dwell deeper into understanding public administration it would be beneficial to try and see how different authors have tried to define what administration is. Marx defines administration as - Administration is determined action taken in pursuit of a conscious purpose. It is the systematic ordering of affairs and the calculated use of resources aimed at making those happen which one wants to happen. A complete definition for public administration however is difficult to arrive at due to the sheer number of tasks that fall under it.

Some academicians argue that all the government related work falls into this category while other choose to argue that only the executive aspect of government functioning comprises of public administration. We can also see how different authors have defined public administration: According to L D White, Public administration consists of all those operations having for their purpose the fulfillment or enforcement of public policy.

On the other hand as per Woodrow Wilson public administration is a detailed and systematic application of law. One can also say that public administration is nothing but the policies, practices, rules and regulation etc, in action. Now can public administration be divorced from social and political systems; certainly not and therefore emerged another definition provided by F A Nigro who argues that public administration is essentially a cooperative group effort in public setting.

Secondly, it covers all the three branches of government machinery, the executive, the legislative and the judicial. He further added that since public administration plays a crucial role in formulation of policies therefore it is a part of the political process as well for e.

Bills and Acts. Negro also said that public administration is different from private administration in numerous ways and that it interacts with various private groups and individuals in providing services to the community. Also, on the nature of public administration there have been two popular views, one being the Integral view and the other one is the Managerial view. The Integral view is all encompassing and consists of sum total of all managerial, clerical, technical and manual activities and employees form all levels.

This view was endorsed by L D White and Dimock. It may differ from one agency to another depending on their sphere of work. On the other hand the Managerial view, as the name suggests says that the public administration involves only the managerial activities.

After having said that; the word administration itself is highly contextual, and may vary in meaning and definition from one organization to another.

So if you want to understand it from the context and setting of an organization, it can be roughly explained that; the top leadership or the Board decides the vision, mission, short and long term goals and the business unit heads then draw out action plans and create or reform processes, allot responsibilities, direct planning, get people on board and start working towards achieving those set goals as per defined guidelines.

So, the Board can be the Government and the Business Unit Heads and their teams can be the public administrators who are the implementers and actually the people who run the show. In the next section we shall make an effort to understand whether public and private administrations are similar, different or are there any overlaps between the two.


What is Public Administration ? - Meaning and its Definition

Definisi Administrasi Negara Konsep Administrasi Negara Konsep administrasi negara, akhir-akhir ini banyak mendapat sorotan dari para ahli terutama dalam menggunakan istilah administrasi negara atau administrasi publik. Hal ini disebabkan adanya pergeseran titik tekanan dari "Administration of Public" ke "Administration by Public" dimana dalam "Administration of Public" negara sebagai agen tunggal dalam menjalankan fungsi-fungsi kenegaraan atau kepemimpinan. Penjelasan Utomo diatas memberi pencerahan terhadap makna istilah Administrasi Negara dimana telah terjadi perubahan makna public sebagai negara menjadi public sebagai masyarakat. Artinya bahwa pendekatan yang dilakukan dalam disiplin ilmu ini bukan lagi kepada negara tetapi kepada masyarakat. Itulah sebabnya mengapa akhir-akhir ini istilah administrasi negara telah menjadi administrasi publik. Untuk itu penulis mengemukakan beberapa pengertian dari berbagai ahli tentang administrasi publik. Istilah sangat beragam tergantung dari perspektif mana para ahli melihatnya apakah menggunakan istilah administrasi negara atau administrasi publik: Administrasi negara ialah keseluruhan kegiatan yang dilakukan oleh seluruh aparatur pemerintahan dari suatu negara dalam usaha mencapai tujuan negara.


Definisi dan Konsep Administrasi Negara

Chandler dan Plano dalam Keban mengatakan bahwa administrasi publik adalah proses dimana sumber daya dan personel public diorganisir dan dikoordinasikan untuk memformulasikan, mengimplementasikan, dan mengelola keputusan-keputusan dalam kebijakan publik. Marshall E. Dimock, Gladys O. Dimock dan Louis W. Koenig dalam Harbani Pasolong mengatakan bahwa administrasi publik adalah kegiatan pemerintah di dalam melaksanakan kekuasaan politiknya.

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