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date: 11 August 2020


A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Matthew WoodMatthew Wood

Administration refers to the organization and management of public and governmental administrative systems. Organization refers to the structure of public government, while management refers to its function. The organization aspects of administration can be defined as the structure of authoritative and habitual personal interrelations in an administrative system. Organization in this respect is not coterminous with institution, which refers to a more long-term embedded set of rules and norms. Management aspects of administration are defined as action intended to achieve rational cooperation within an administrative system. This is the set of practices that create and sustain the organization (... ...

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