Title:Administration and development in the South Pacific : perspective and problem areas
Author:Dubsky, Roman
Subject:Public administration|Research|Oceania
Volume:Vol.09, 1983
Collation: p. 262-284


Administration as a field of theory and practice has increasingly moved in anew direction and new direction in the South Pacific. It is the aim of this study to identify this direction and examined the nature of changed that has occured in this field from the early 1970's onward. Experienced in the region, like recent experienced in other developing areas, indicates considerable change in the nature of administrative systems and problems as a result of commitment of Pacific state to accelerated development. There has been, for exaple a vast extension in the activities of public institutions and similarly private organisations have assumed a growing importance in the context of development. Increasingly, the influence of advanced technology has made itself felt, affecting administrative practice. Such major changes in Pacific administrative systems both public and private, call for an appraisal of these systems as they are at present. This involves attempts to identify the new trends in administrative thought and practive and to redefine the role of adminstrative studies in the light of changing social and political conditions.
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