Scope of Public Administration

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考生姓名 ABDUL GHAFFAR MASTOI 考生学号 I201221375 系、年级SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 类 别 MASTER 考试科目 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 考试日期 2013 年 01 月 14 日

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TOPIC: SCOPE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Introduction: Public administration has been regarded as the key discipline responsible for precisely understanding the sensibilities of public and service of deliverance on behalf of different governments whatsoever. Here we will elaborate the scope of public administration in today’s state of affairs. By the scope of Public Administration, we mean the major concerns of Public Administration as an activity and as a discipline. This paper will also emphasize upon the public value of public administration, development and publicness in the public administration.

Scope of Public Administration as an activity: Broadly speaking, Public Administration embraces all the activities of the government. Hence as an activity the scope of public administration is no less than the scope of state activity. In the modern welfare state people expect many things – a wide variety of services and protection from the government. In this context public administration provides a number of welfare and social security services to the people. Besides, it has to manage government owned industries and regulate private industries. Public administration covers every area and activity within the ambit public policy. Thus, the scope of public administration is very wide in modern state.

Scope of Public Administration as a Discipline: The scope of public administration as a discipline, that is subject of studies, comprises of the following: The POSDCoRB view: Several writers have defined the scope of public administration in varying

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