Public Administration Case Study

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UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMISTRATIVE STUDIES

1. Politicians vs. Bureaucrats (PB)

In their study public management reform in ten countries, Pollitt and Bouckaert (2011) confirm the importance of understanding the relationship between administration and politics, and administrators and politicians. The bureaucratic politics of administrative reform can be seen as the struggle between politicians and bureaucrats for power and control of the state machine.
Reform policies and tools are introduced to alter the power balance between politicians and bureaucrats (Bowornwathana, 1994). This refers to the relationships between politicians such as the prime minister and ministers on the one hand, and high-ranking bureaucrats
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