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Administration and Politics Dichotomy

The issues of politics and administration dichotomy first raised by Woodrow Wilson continue to generate debate among scholars of public administration in modern time. While some think Wilson's idea was useful, others reject the idea as impossible. In your opinion, is that distinction practical and workable? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using such a dichotomy today as a way to advance that field of study? Support your case with examples.

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In my opinion the distinction between administration and politics, or the administration and politics dichotomy, is extremely practical and workable, largely due to the fact that both of these aspects of public administration are absolutely necessary in the field of government. It is the utilization of the different aspects of administration and politics that makes it possible for government leaders to be able to perform their duties in a method that is commensurate with facilitating the best possible outcomes for the general public. Although these two aspects of public administration already a dichotomy, there are a myriad of ways of utilizing these aspects of the dichotomy in an interactive manner that result in effective government leadership and operations. In demonstrating the idea that this dichotomy is practical and workable, we will first examine them separately and then make the argument for why they can be melded together in order to produce more positive administrative and governmental outcomes.

WIth respect to administration, there must be strong leadership and management characteristics in order for government to be carried out efficiently and effectively. Any administration requires the strong ...