The form of public administration

Vol. 7 No. 3 (1987)

Jul-Sep / 1987
Published July 1, 1987
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How to Cite

Brunet, Ferran. 1987. “The Form of Public Administration”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 7 (3):378-97.

The form of public administration

Ferran Brunet
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Espanha.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 7 No. 3 (1987), Jul-Sep / 1987, Pages 378-397


This paper attempts to conceptualise the forms of Public Administration from
the Marxist political economy. This research is exposed in two parts. In the first one we
stablish how the capitalist forms of production shape the State organizing activities. The
social necessary activities who can’t produce in commodity and/or in capitalist ways must
be developed in administrative forms by the state agencies and corporations. Through this
the contradiction and the complementation between accumulation and State. In the second
part of this research we analyse systematicaly the subject-matters, aims, and capacities of the
Public Administration.

JEL Classification: B51; P11; H83.

Keywords: Role of the State Marxian economics