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FONSECA, Jeferson A.; PEREIRA, Luciano Z.  and  GONCALVES, Carlos A.. Rhetoric in the construction of realities in public security: approaches of the systems in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.2, pp.395-422. ISSN 0034-7612.

The objective of this article is to present a comparison between two actions produced in the public management field of security: (i) the diffusion of the new public management model as a "natural" substitute for the bureaucracy theory and (ii) the implantation of "new management strategies and techniques", which happened almost at the same time as the previous action. The methodological demarcation consisted of a qualitative approach, based on the descriptive research and case study method. The results obtained show that a possible substitution of the bureaucratic theory for the new public management model does not sustain in reality. Also, it was also verified that there are no transformations that can confirm the exhaustion of bureaucracy theory and the emerging of a new theory, as professed by members of the new public management model.

Keywords : public administration; public security; organizational structures..

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