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Latin America Ancient Civilizations And Their Administrative Legacies

Author: JEAN-CLAUDE GARCIA-ZAMOR
Published in PAQ, Vol. 27 No. 1

This article reviews the legacies of the civilizations of the Aztecs,
Mayas, and Incas. It specifically deals with five administrative problems
faced by these civilizations, which include: an unorganized and
inefficient bureaucracy, an inadequate and unfair tax collection system,
nugatory agricultural practices, a warped judicial order, and a poor
educational system. The article further discusses the relevance to contemporary
administration of these civilizations’ solutions to the aforementioned
five administrative problems.

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