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Distinguish between bureaucratic attitude and the democratic Attitude exhibited by public servants towards their work and list down their merits and demerits.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

6. Distinguish between bureaucratic attitude and the democratic Attitude exhibited by public servants towards their work and list down their merits and demerits.(250 words)

Reference:  Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question is based on the theme of “attitude” and its importance in public administration.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what you understand by the two – bureaucratic attitude and the democratic Attitude exhibited by public servants towards their work and list down their merits and demerits.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the importance of attitude in general.

Body:

To start with, explain that Bureaucratic attitudes reflect hierarchical discipline, implicit obedience to orders, top down instructions, and rule bound approaches. On the other hand Democratic attitude rests on participatory, humanistic and flexible approaches and on bottom-up decision-making. List down the merits of each and demerits associated.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of the two in public administration.