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Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14


18 September 2014

Topic – Weber’s Bureaucratic model (Challenge 14)
1. Consider the following statements
a. “Technically, the bureaucracy represents the purest type of legal-rational authority”
b. “Bureaucracy does not represent the only type of legal authority.”
Identify the theoretical context and analyse the above statements. (2009)
2. “Weberian model of bureaucracy lacks empirical validity when applied to modern democratic administration.” Examine. (2003)
3. “It is not weak but strong bureaucracy that creates concern in democracy.” Comment. (1999)
Next Topic – Critique of Weber’s model and post – Weberian developments.