1) Public administration is embedded in democracy. And democracy is heavily embedded in politics. That said, what are some of the political dimensions of public administration?
2) Why must a good “reflective practitioner” understand the political environment in which he/she is operating if he/she is to make sound decisions in his/her managerial and leadership roles? Provide a concrete example.
3) According to American engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor and German Sociologist Max Weber, some of the key figures in the field known as “Classical Public Administration,” what are some of the characteristics of a “rational bureaucracy?”