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Modernism, postmodernism and public administration

Author(s): Murat Yıldırım

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 703;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Modernism | Postmodernism | Bureaucracy | Post-Bureaucratic Organisations

In this study, the impacts of modernism and postmodernism on public administration have been comperatively examined. This distinction between modernism and postmodernism also expresses different living and thinking ways in point of perceiving and giving meaning to social life. This situation naturally denotes in the field of administration. While bureaucratic organisations become experienced modernism, post-bureaucratic organisations reflect postmodern life in a way that postmodernism rejects modern viewpoint.
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