Date of Award

4-18-1980

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name

M.P.A.

Department

Public Administration

First Advisor

Professor Johnnie dee Swain

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to examine and analyze the organizational design of the Democratic Party of Georgia. An attempt has been made to discuss the organizational problems of the party focusing specifically on coordination and communication problems. The study presents a historical view of political parties and also focuses on the organizational design of the earlier political parties. The concepts of span of control and authority relationships have been examined in the context of the structure of the Democratic Party of Georgia. The researcher has suggested an organizational design that attempts to foster efficiency and promote the coordination and communication of the activities of the Democratic Party of Georgia. This study’s focus is primarily an exploratory and descriptive analysis of the Democratic Party of Georgia. In the process of conducting the study the researcher utilized several methods. These methods included: 1) a review of the related social science; 2) a survey of people who have had practical experiences with the problems; and 3) an analysis of “insight-stimulating” person in the Democratic Party of Georgia.

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