Political Dichotomy. Politics. Public Administration.

I have a varied background; but this Roland’s Ramblings entry concerns just part of my background. Ready? Here goes.

As a retired professional public administrator, as a former elected official, as a former instructor of American Government in my capacity of adjunct faculty at both The University of Toledo and at Owens Community College, as a former president of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, as an inductee into both Pi Alpha Alpha and Pi Sigma Alpha, and as a life-long political operative, I have always found the dichotomy between politics and public administration to be extremely interesting. Try as one might, neither politics nor public administration can be truly isolated from the other; nor can politics be removed from the administration of public policy or public programs.

Read this sentence:

The Politics-Administration Dichotomy is a theory that constructs the boundaries of public administration and asserts the normative relationship between elected officials and administrators in a democratic society.[1]

That is the first sentence from an article in Wikipedia. Go on over to read the entire article:
Politics-Administration Dichotomy.

And, from the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), the worldwide representation of students of political science and related studies, I suggest you read:
The dichotomy of politics and public administration: Lessons from the perennial debate, by John Raymond Jison


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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