عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
This article aims at providing a theoretical framework with a critical realistic position toward public administration and development in Iran. For this purpose, taking the mythological foundations of bureaucracy theory as the ground, the attempt is made to investigate the current issues and problems in the administrative system which is considered as one of the main and central pillars of social systems in meeting public demands and ruling developmental issues at the national level. The issues examined in this study are as follows: the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of bureaucracy in Iran, the futile power of technocrats and experts when facing political preferences within governmental bureaucracies, bureaucracy’s halt in rotation movement and its main weakness in swirl movement, the bureaucratics’ tendency to short-term programs so that the good results can be early yielded during the time of their serving life, using bureaucracy for political purposes, intense centralization, inflation of human forces, lack of scientific and research-based think tanks and decision-making centers, and prevailing economic and engineering perspective over administrative perspective.