Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”

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Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”

Article Summary
Major Points

This article critically discusses the issue of representative bureaucracy. Krislov (1974) looks
at representative democracy as an emerging concept that is gaining foothold in established and
emerging societies. Although the author term as an issue of “hardly inconsequential importance,” the
article takes a different approach that shows the emerging relevance of this issue and its centrality to
the contemporary political discussions. There are a number of points expressed by the author in this
discussion about representative bureaucracy. Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”.
First, the author looks at deliberate social effort to dismiss its relevance from political lens.
The author takes about two operational concepts of representative bureaucracy, “equal opportunity’
and “compensatory opportunity”. The author argues that political efforts are geared towards realizing
equality opportunity, where they want everyone to be treated equally, but at the same time there are
emerging issues of compensatory opportunity where without political appeal, this call for helping the
most vulnerable in the society. There is a blurred line demarcating the application of the two
concepts in the contemporary society.

 

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Article: Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy
The critical assessment should include four components and follow the required format (i.e., 2-3 pages,
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not count towards page length, as a Word document). The evaluation rubric for the critical assessment is
detailed in Appendix A. Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”.
i. Bibliographical citation: see “Citation Standards”.
ii. Synthesis of the major points of the article: synthetically summarize research questions/puzzles,
claims/arguments, the evidence supporting the claims/arguments, and conclusions.
iii. A nutshell statement: summarize in one sentence what this article/excerpt is about. Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”.
iv. Critical evaluation of the article: focusing on this article, questions you should discuss include, but are not
limited to: why and how the inquiry into these questions is important to the research on and practice of public
administration, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this work, how this work connects to the
main/required reading, and what are substantive reasons (e.g., related to the article’s argumentation, evidence,
data, etc) to recommend this work to your colleagues and/or what are reasons not to recommend it. Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”.

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Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”

Article Summary
Major Points

This article critically discusses the issue of representative bureaucracy. Krislov (1974) looks
at representative democracy as an emerging concept that is gaining foothold in established and
emerging societies. Although the author term as an issue of “hardly inconsequential importance,” the
article takes a different approach that shows the emerging relevance of this issue and its centrality to
the contemporary political discussions. There are a number of points expressed by the author in this
discussion about representative bureaucracy. Krislov (1974) “Representative Bureaucracy”.
First, the author looks at deliberate social effort to dismiss its relevance from political lens.
The author takes about two operational concepts of representative bureaucracy, “equal opportunity’
and “compensatory opportunity”. The author argues that political efforts are geared towards realizing
equality opportunity, where they want everyone to be treated equally, but at the same time there are
emerging issues of compensatory opportunity where without political appeal, this call for helping the
most vulnerable in the society. There is a blurred line demarcating the application of the two
concepts in the contemporary society……

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