Faculty of Administrative Science & Policy Studies
Universiti Teknologi MARA
DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (AM110)
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PAD 190)
a) Define neutral and representative types of bureaucracy.
b) With relevant examples, give characteristics and limitations of Weber’s Model of bureaucracy.
NURUL `IZZAH BINTI RAMLI
SITI NADHIRAH BINTI MOHAMMAD HATTA
NURUL SHAHIDAH BT JASNI
AZWIN BINTI KHALID
CIK JENIWATY BT MOHD JODY
The word bureaucracy usually gives a negative meaning in our life. When we spoke of bureaucracy, automatically we would imagine things like red-tape, filled form with too much information and too details, small problems become complicated because of the rule to be abided and others. Even though we normally equalized bureaucracy with inefficiency, but the truth is it represents efficiency, that means, the merits are more than demerits. Bureaucracy also can be regard as an effective way created in order to run a big organization. The bigger and complicated a formal organization, the greater requirement needed to control and synchronize every member’s activities. The necessities can be fulfilled by bureaucracy, which is an authority structure operated under a rule and procedures. Max Weber defines organization as a social mechanism that maximizes efficiency and effectiveness in administration. That means, their managed their organization based on personal interest. Bureaucracy is regarded as political in the sense of an institution or social stratum which exercises autonomous political power. The theories of the state which are considered all focus on the political power of the bureaucracy to different degrees, the most extreme statement being that the bureaucracy has...