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Politics and Administration

Decisions within politically steered organizations, as for instance counties and municipalities, are based on a mixture of political rationality, personal and bureaucratic rationality. This leads to disagreements and conflicts. It is said that irrationality is the privilege of politicians. Power bases and coalitions are thus established to cooperate with different situations.

However, the administrative core is expected to be loyal towards politicians, whatever the case, and especially after that decisions are taken. Both politicians and the administrative core have to be loyal towards the citizens or users. But this depends naturally on how conscious these users are of their duties, rights and obligations.

Such situations are rare within private organization outside the sphere of the public sector.