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    the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    Hi,

    Pls help me explain the following red sentence.

    More than a few contemporary writers still seem to hold to the view, expressed some 60 years ago by Lyndall Urwick, that human organizations or administrative systems can be examined without regard to "any constitutional, political or social theory underlying their creation". Ex.
    Guy Adams notes “the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’” as a field and our neglect of “history and culture in accounts of human behavior.
    Well, what exactly does Mr. Adams say? I'm confused!
    thank you!



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    Re: the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    I think that what he is trying to say is that organisations operate according to their own logic, which has little or nothing to do with their original purpose. i.e an organisation will follow it own rules irrespective of its religious, ideological or logistical setting.

    In other words an bureaucracies are always the same, whenever and wherever you go.

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    Re: the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    Mr Adam says that: the persistent of, 'temporality of public administration'(which is a field) and his neglection of 'history and culture in accounts of human behaviour'.

    Am I right teachers?

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    Re: the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    why "persistent temporality"? temporality here is a short period of time? so does it mean "a short period of time" which continue to exist? quite weird, don't you think?

    or what is the "temporality of public admin"? ;-(

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    Re: the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    "the persistent 'temporality of public admistration'"
    see the difference?...the persistent is talking about the whole phrase 'temporality of public administration'.

    But I am not pretty clear about what is 'temporality of public administration".

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    Re: the persistent ‘temporality of public adminstration’

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    what is the "temporality of public admin"? ;-(
    I just found on www.dictionary.com the meaning for administration.
    It produced this:

    1 : the act or process of administering <the administration of justice>
    2 a : the management and disposal under court authority of the estate of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator b : the management of an estate (as of a minor) by a trustee or guardian appointed to take charge of it c : the management of assets held in a trust
    3 : the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making
    4 a : a body of persons (as of an organization) who administer b often cap : a group that makes up the executive branch of a presidential government c : a governmental agency or board
    5 : the term of office of an administrative officer or body

    And 'temporality' as I have searched in the dictionary it means "an property owned by a religious institution".

    So, roughly I think 'temporality of public administration' you will be able to get an idea of what really it means.♠

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