What is the Difference between Governance and Administration?

What is the difference between governance and administration?

Governance refers to,

“formulating the laws, policies and acts, whereas the administration is implementing the laws and policies enacted by the governance.”

In simple terms, it is the formulation of laws, polices, ordinances whereas administration related to day to day functioning of departments and law and order. According to Wikipedia,

“Governance refers to “all processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organisation or territory and whether through laws, norms, power or language.”

Administration refers to, “the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.”

Difference between Governance and Administration 

Governance Administration 
It is the act of governing It is the implementation of the results of governance 
It is the formulation of laws, policies that shape a country, state or province through debate and discussionIt ensures that a work force of enforcers can carry out the will of governance
The governing body is the headThe public administration carries the commands of the governance 
It includes a parliament or senate that identifies and manages societal issuesIt includes tax collectors, the police officers, the mail clerks and their associated teacher and governing bodies
The governance decides what is to be done The public administration carries out what is to be done 

These are the main differences between governance and public administration.

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