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Theory of Administration

Theory of Administration Satya Deva B VENKATESWARLU, in his criticism (October 29, 1983) of my paper "Theory of Ail ministration" (November 27, 1982) says, 'T do not believe that there can be a 'theory of ad- ministration'." This indicates a misapprehension of the nature of scientific study. Through the various sciences we focus on aspects, and not parts, of the reality. The role of wealth, power, and control are studied respectively in the sciences of economics, politics anfl administration. We cannot deny the existence of any of them even as we cannot disregard any dimension. At best we can disregard a part; for example wc can refuse to study pockets of ptoverty. But disregarding a dimension is a logical impossibility. Do Venkateswarlu's beliefs have anything to do with the existence of theories of, say, economics, or law, or administration for that matter?

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