Compares and contrasts the writings of Max Weber and the US literature on public administration on the question of the appropriate role of the administrator in the political process. Examines the relevance of Weber’s analysis to the US experience. Concludes that Weber provides pertinent cautionary advice concerning the endorsement of an activist role for the administrator in political and policy processes.
Journal of Management History (Archive) – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1996
Keywords: Government; Leadership; Public administration; Responsibility; USA