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A PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION SCIENCE: THE REFORM OF THE REPRESENTATIONS

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Author(s): Gabriela GOUDENHOOFT

Journal: Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences
ISSN 1842-2845

Volume: 26;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 70;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION | public policies | private administration | European standards

ABSTRACT
This article is a preamble to a future study of the social representations of the administration, which is at the moment in project phase.We started with the idea that each doctrine or policy is based on a certain image of the reality, none other than the collective or individual representation of the problem and the public policies aim also towards the modifications of the social representations.We analyzed a series of characteristics of the representations and we arrived at some hypotheses that might prove valuable both in the study of the administrative law and the making of the public policies: Individual representations, based on the collective ones, have the tendency to increase the positive aspect once the subject becomes from beneficiary of the administrative services, an active actor; the representations from the private administration area are less affected by preconceptions than the ones from the public area especially due to the idea of profit; the representations of the administration and bureaucracy are generally negative and are characterized by elasticity and recurrence, if they are not continuously sustained.Reform measures taken in Romania in order to adapt to the European standards operate first and foremost at language level, this being also a manipulation form due to the fact that the representations are characterized by recurrence.
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