Beyond Dichotomy: Dwight Waldo and the Intertwined Politics–Administration Relationship

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  • James H. Svara

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    1. Arizona State University
      James H. Svara is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and director of the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University.
      E-mail: james.svara@asu.edu
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James H. Svara is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and director of the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University.
E-mail: james.svara@asu.edu

Abstract

Dwight Waldo’s conception of the politics–administration question might be better understood as a “relationship” that contains elements of separation and intermixture rather than a “dichotomy,” according to this author-commentator.To suggest that Waldo came to support the dichotomy presumes agreement about the meaning of the concept that is missing in Waldo’s writings and in the public administration literature.

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