Senior Governance Specialist. Public Speaker. Writer.

Présentation du schéma de fonctionnement d’une administration publique

This drawing shows in a few lines, the general context in which a country’s Public Administration functions, as well as its place, duties, responsibilities and finalities, in a State apparatus and works. Public Administration is in fact the secular branch of the State, its tool for actual enactment of laws from the parliament, carrying out of judicial decisions, and of executive regulations in a country. This means that it is subservient to the historically and legitimately established classical powers centers that are the Legislative, Executive and the Judicial branches, although this general institutional architecture is not either adapted or well entrenched everywhere in the world. Consequently, it is in need of some rethinking, taking into consideration the differences around the world in historical, social and political contexts that produce self-regulating, public mechanisms and institutions. This is what I develop in my essays on "rethinking governance".

This drawing may at first, be seen as simple, if not simplistic. However, in countries where democracy and governance are not exactly the rules of the game in Public policies, in which Public Administrations have become personal and patrimonial – if not exclusive – tools in the hands of present Executive Branch power holders, it intends at reminding the essential missions, the objective place and the t actual integration of Public Administrations in a State as Public and indivisible Good, at the service of all and every citizen, without any favoritism or bias.

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