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Max Weber and US public administration: the administrator as neutral servant

Brian R. Fry (University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Lloyd G. Nigro (Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X

Article publication date: 1 March 1996

Abstract

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.

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Fry, B.R. and Nigro, L.G. (1996), "Max Weber and US public administration: the administrator as neutral servant", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 37-46. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552529610105654

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