public administration

public administration

noun
1.
the implementation of public policy, largely by the executive branch.
2.
a field of study preparing persons for careers in such work.
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public administration

the implementation of government policies. Today public administration is often regarded as including also some responsibility for determining the policies and programs of governments. Specifically, it is the planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling of government operations

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