Does University Administrative System Link to the Life world of Academics?

Vallipuram Kanagasingam

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The concept of life world and system are widely used by Habermas in Theory of Communicative action. TCA applied for investigating the university administrative system in Sri Lanka from the perspective of stakeholder, the main objective of this study is to explore the relationship between system and the life world of academic staff and how does it impact on each other.  This empirical study was undertaken as a qualitative embedded single case study strategy to investigate this phenomenon, and adopted in the critical constructive nature of research philosophy. Accordingly, based on the empirical evidence of the study, it is concluded that the bureaucratic system practiced in state universities overruns the life world of academics and other stakeholders