10.1.1 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 101 
QUESTION ONE 
Public bureaucracies’ characteristics imply that the whole organization is more important
than any of its individual parts. They also imply that the organization, personified by a typical
government department, can carry on its work with little or no loss of continuity whatever
changes take place in the personnel within it.
With reference to the above information elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of
bureaucracy from the perspective of policy development and decision making within the
public sector environment.
QUESTION TWO 
Examine anti-privatisation arguments and the concepts of nationalisation and determine
with the use of relevant examples the effects of nationalisation of state assets into
QUESTION THREE 
A lack of public participation on modern governance reduces the capacity of the political
system to be fully representative and responsive. This will lead to ignorance about the
way government functions and participates in matters of public interest.
With reference to the above information elaborate on the outcomes of encouraging
citizen participation in matters of government.
QUESTION FOUR  With reference to the statement below, deliberate on the relationship between direct taxation
and indirect taxation.
Taxes are transfer of resource from persons or economic units to government and are
essentially compulsory in order to supply goods and services to the citizens of the
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QUESTION FIVE  5.1 With a view to monitoring and evaluating the predicted actions of stakeholders from
strategic management perspectives provide a discussion on the approach necessary
to respond to stakeholder tactics. (15)
5.2 Discuss the purpose of scientist to use models to conduct professional policy analysis
within the public sector.