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Approaches to Public Administration

1. Explain Traditional managerial approach? How would allocate resources based on cost efficiencies attempting to optimize benefit for the cost. How political approach to budgeting is one of political responsiveness and ranking system based on relative strength of a group.

2. How would how will you know what the needs are without the public participation/political element? The other issue to consider is accountability. Managing public funds and decisions can likely be done more quickly when there is little political input and administration is run like a business; but how will accountability to the public fit into this process?

3. Do you think political responsiveness keeps leaders of public agencies accountable to the public? Why? How?

4. How does a public administrator have an obligation to the public to allocate and manage resources in a cost efficient and effective manner?

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Public Administration

1. Explain Traditional managerial approach? How would allocate resources based on cost efficiencies attempting to optimize benefit for the cost. How political approach to budgeting is one of political responsiveness and ranking system based on relative strength of a group.

The traditional managerial approach to public administration would be to ascertain the needs of the people prioritize those needs and set up objectives for public administration. The public administration will then use its resources to achieve the maximum number of resources in the correct of order of priority. The resources would be allocated to projects based on the overall priorities of the public.

The political approach simple changes the order of priority and gives greater priority to those objectives that satisfy the needs of the politically favored group. This means the funds are spent not on the basis of the needs of all public but that of the favored. Group. This will also mean that the spending of ...

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