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Ideal Typical Administrative Cultures and Dilemmas of the Local Leader
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Politics and History.
2010 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract

Today's local administrative leader is facing a universe of sometimes contradictory values norms and ethics. When looking closer into the literature of, in my case Swedish, public administrative policy it is possible - at least tentatively to identify six ideal typical administrative cultures with a more or less distinctive number of values, norms and ethics connected to them. The significance of these clusters change over time. We can see connections to various fashions of organizing and steering. The local administration of today is typically a hybrid bearing traces of numerous reforms where layer has been put on layer. Some of these ideal types are well known and widely described and penetrated. Metaphorically these could be called the bureaucracy (or the reliable administration), the arena (or the loyal administration), the professional seminar (or the problem solving administration), the firm (or the efficient administration), the network (or the cooperative administration) and the home (the emphatic administration). When confronting these clusters of values and norms with each other both similarities and differences become visible; here we shall focus on fifteen various dilemmas a local administrative leader could encounter in her or his daily exercise. Depending on what kind of position the leader has, on local political culture and on the more specific problems the organization is facing these dilemmas are more or less likely to appear.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
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Political Science
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11480OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11480DiVA: diva2:495075
Conference
Paper presented at 14th Annual IRSPM Conference :The Crisis - Challenges for Public Management. Panel: Civil Servants in the 21th Century: Motivations, Identities and Ethical Behaviour. University of Berne, Switzerland, 6-10 April 2010
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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