An Informed Constituency with a Representative Bureaucracy: Health Policy and Black People

  • Therman E. Evans

Abstract

It has been said that “Those who define are masters.” I believe this is true since inherent in the role of “definition maker” is the authority and power to make definitions; and if one is in a position to determine what is, certainly he or she is in a better position than most to determine what will be. There are other implications inherent in this statement. There are implications for those who are defining and for whatever or whoever is being defined. One thing is certain, if you are in a position to make definitions, if you can determine the results of anything, usually those results will be reflective of who and what you are.

Keywords

Black People Advisory Panel White Majority Policy Board Black Institution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Therman E. Evans
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  1. 1.Health Manpower Development CorporationUSA

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