ERIC Number: ED295327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Public Administration and the Crisis of the State. ESA844, Administrative Context of Schooling.
This volume is part of a series of monographs from Australia devoted to outlining an alternative approach, based on neo-Marxist concepts, to educational administration. Beginning with a discussion of the contested relationship between the individual and the state, the politics of administration is set within the debate over liberalism, Marxism and critical theory, and the crisis of the modern state. The introductory paper in this volume is a digest of the current debate on public administration and the crisis of the state, which analyzes the separation of politics and administration, the traditions of public administration, and the development of the "new" public administration resulting from impatience with the value neutrality of classical approaches to administration. Subsequent sections outline this radical approach to administration, focusing on a critique of the premises of classical administration and analyzing the dynamics of bureaucracy and the crisis of the state in late capitalist societies. Four readings by separate authors follow: (1) "Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies: Introduction," by Joel Aberbach and others; (2) "Is There a Radical Approach to Public Administation?" by Patrick Dunleavy; (3) "Senior Public Servants and the Crisis of the Late Capitalist State," by Michael Pusey; and (4) "Education, Community, and the Crisis of the State," by Richard Bates. An annotated bibliography is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Ideology, Liberalism, Marxian Analysis, Marxism, Political Socialization, Politics of Education, Social Values
Publication Sales, Deakin University Press, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3217, Australia (Stock No. ESA844M05; $12.50 Australian; quantity and educational discounts).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see EA 020 080-081 and EA 020 092-094.