The Resource Public administration : the interdisciplinary study of government, Jos C.N. Raadschelders

Public administration : the interdisciplinary study of government, Jos C.N. Raadschelders

Label
Public administration : the interdisciplinary study of government
Title
Public administration
Title remainder
the interdisciplinary study of government
Statement of responsibility
Jos C.N. Raadschelders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Public administration seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of the internal structure and functioning of government, in all its complexity, and its interaction with society and its citizens. Public Administration: The Interdisciplinary Study of Government provides an account of the discipline, considering its history, growth, boundaries, and underlying assumptions. It tracks the emergence of the field against a background of the expanding conception of the state and the growth of public services, and situates it within the three branches of knowledge--natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The book maps out the sources of knowledge of public administration, and how this is fragmented within the discipline's specializations, the social sciences, and government and society at large. It examines how leading authors map the discipline, the application of different theories, the associated schools of thought and intellectual debates, and the role of knowledge integration. Public administration has initiated much debate as to whether it should be treated as a science, a craft or profession, or an art. This book argues that to develop a comprehensive understanding of government and its complexity requires a truly interdisciplinary approach. Features: Explores and analyzes the history of public administration; Appeal in politics (public administration) and management (public management); Provides an epistemology for the study of public administration"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1351
LC item number
.R333 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Public administration : the interdisciplinary study of government, Jos C.N. Raadschelders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-254) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing the nature of the study of public administration: origins, identity crises, maturity, and conceptual mapping -- Science or Wissenschaft: public administration among the three branches of knowledge -- Public administration and the fragmentation of its knowledge sources: academic specialties and disciplines, organizational units, and societal organizations -- Substantive topics and comprehensive conceptual maps of public administration -- Bogey man, doctor's bag, artist's medium: the dynamic arena of PA-theory -- Four intellectual traditions in the study of Public Administration -- Public administration's canon(s) of integration -- The nature of and intellectual challenges to the study of public administration
Control code
ocn775504545
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191731877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37509160
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775504545
  • oso0191731870

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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