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The nature of political control over the bureaucracy with preference to the Northern Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Auriacombe, Christelle Jeanette, 1955- en
dc.contributor.advisor Bernhardt, Yolanda en
dc.contributor.author Mavanyisi, Hafusi Jonathan en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:45:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:45:55Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/696
dc.description.abstract This dissertation focused on the nature of political control over the bureaucracy with reference to the Northern Province (1994-1998). Bureaucracies are controlled in various ways. Mechanisms aimed at ensuring public accountability towards ministers, national assemblies, the courts or ombudsmen may be instituted. The civil service may become politicised, so that it shares the ideological enthusiasm of the government of the day. Counter-bureaucracies may be formed to create an alternative advisory service and to strengthen the hand of elected politicians. Should the bureaucracy be subjected to political control? The reality of 'government by officials' may function behind the facade of representative and democratic accountability, which is the precise reason why control over bureaucratic power is one of the most urgent problems in modern politics and public administration and why no political/administrative system has found an easy solution to this problem yet. It is against this background that answers can be found to the question of whether the bureaucracy should be subject to political control and how such control should be exercised. Research questions which could herald possible solutions to the problem, were pursued. The study describes, analyses, and evaluates political control over the bureaucracy as an integral part of public adminstration and an essential ingredient of representative democracy. The dissertation also investigated the difference between the variables of the political and the administrative systems state-related structures and institutions and the ideological grounding of state-related concepts that influence the milieu of political control over the bureaucracy. Among others, the study determined the nature of the bureaucracy, provided a picture of how bureaucracies function, and described the factors and institutions that influence the interaction between the political and the administrative systems in terms of political control. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 274 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Control en
dc.subject Accountability en
dc.subject Political office-bearer en
dc.subject Organisational structure en
dc.subject Representative bureaucracy en
dc.subject Hierarchy en
dc.subject Democracy en
dc.subject State en
dc.subject Government en
dc.subject Legislative authority en
dc.subject Executive authority en
dc.subject Administrative state en
dc.subject.ddc 320.96825
dc.subject.lcsh Central-local government relations -- South Africa -- Northern Province en
dc.subject.lcsh Bureaucracy en
dc.subject.lcsh Civil service -- South Africa -- Northern Province en
dc.subject.lcsh Administrative responsibility -- South Africa -- Northern Province en
dc.subject.lcsh Public officers -- South Africa -- Northern Province en
dc.subject.lcsh Politicians -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Northern Province (South Africa) -- Politics and government en
dc.title The nature of political control over the bureaucracy with preference to the Northern Province en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Public Administration en
dc.description.degree M.Admin. en


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