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|Other Titles:||A Study of Holistic Governance|
fragmentation;wicked;problems;coordination;sociology of organizations;neo- Durkheimian theory
|Issue Date:||2016-05-10 17:00:33 (UTC+8)|
Holistic governance is a new theory in contemporary public administration studies. This theory stressess the integrated governmental organizations, when conjoining with theories of e-government and active bureaucracy, holistic governance would be the theory of responding and solving citizens’ needs. Perri 6, the founder of holistic governance, in his works after 2000 A.D., often mentioned the neo-Durkheimian theory, emphasized the complexity and plurality of organizations, and the foundations of sociology of organizations. In the working process of holistic governance, coordination is the first step toward integration. Coordination is a complex problem, other concepts relating to coordination, “fragmented government” and “wicked problems”, they compose the “interorganizational coordination thesis” which is the cornerstone for understanding holistic governance. The neo-Durkheimian theory discusses the interorganizational coordination thesis of the sociology of organizations. According to the principles of reducing dissimilarity and producing internal similarity drawn from the neo-Durkheimian theory, Dr. 6 puts forward four fundamental settlements for coordination: toleration of a specific set of institution, separation, mutual dependency and compromise. This reflects coordination requires various ways. The various ways of coordination are related with the characteristic of modern society, the characteristic which Emile Durkheim called the division of labor. In the age of globalization, postmodern and risky society, the intensity of division of labor and social differentiation is higher than ever. Facing the plural organizational types and complex interorganizational relations in contemporary society, we should put more emphasis on the coordination of organizations. The neo-Durkheimian theory and sociology of organizations as the analyzing tools of holistic governance that represents the interdisciplinary work between public administration and sociology, it makes the development of public administration well responding to the social transition and needs. And the enlightenment of the research approach of holistic governance is significant to the public administration studies today.
Journal of Public Administration National Chengchi University
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