Rethinking Administrative Theory: The Challenge of the New Century

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Jong S. Jun
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Business & Economics - 322 pages

Striving to redirect the study of public administration toward innovation and imagination, deliberative democracy, knowledge transfer, policy making, and ethics and values--topics which for too long have been overshadowed by traditional problems of efficency, productivity, and instrumental-rational solutions--this book of diverse essays is certain to invigorate both scholarship and practice. Eighteen leading international scholars evaluate public administration's historical development and explore the significance and value trends in public administration from a variety of cutting-edge theoretical and practical perspectives.

Aimed at students and practitioners alike, this collection of essays is certain to stimulate critical thinking and discussion of public administration's aims, mechanisms, and overall effectiveness, as well as the role it plays in democratizing countries.

 

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Contents

Moving On Legitimacy Is Over Millennial Consciousness and Its Potential OC McSwite
xxi
The Hegemony of the Consumer Administration and Management at the End of the Century Yiannis Gabriel
17
Future Challenges in Organization Theory? Amnesia and the Production of Ignorance Martin Parker
31
Postmodern Public Administration Research American and Northwest European Perspectives1 Peter Bogason
47
Challenges in Public Service Values and Ethics INTRODUCTION
69
Public Service as the Parable of Democracy Louis C Gawthrop
71
A Democratic Public and Administrative Thought A Public Perspective Curtis Ventriss
87
Value Pluralism in Public Administration Two Perspectives on Administrative Morality1 Hendrik Wagenaar
99
Back to the Future The Twenty First Century and the Loss of Sensibility Ralph Hummel
181
Challenges in Administrative Reform and Policymaking INTRODUCTION
193
Reconciling Public Ethics and Business Norms A Future Challenge to Administrative Theory M Shamsul Haque
195
Administrative Reformers in a Global World Diagnosis Prescription and the Limits of Transferability David H Rosenbloom
211
From Welfare and Contract States Towards Smart State Policy Capacities Alexander Kouzmin and Alan Jarman
227
Deliberative Democracy Discourse and New Governance INTRODUCTION
247
Deliberative Practice and the Myths of Communicative Planning The Distinctive Approach of the Deliberative Practitioner JohnForester
249
The Discourses of Anti Administration1 David ohn Farmer
265

Passionate Humility Toward a Philosophy of Ethical Will Dvora Yanow and Hugh Willwott
125
Challenges in Public Organizations INTRODUCTION
135
The Demise and Forseeable Comeback of Public Administration Francesco P Cerase
137
Adapting to Chaos and Complexity Organizing the Potential Space Michael A Diamond
153
Future Paradigms for Public Service Thomas Clarke and Stewart Clegg
165
New Governance in Civil Society Changing Responsibility of Public Administration ong S Jun
283
Index
303
About the Editor and Contributors
311
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JONG S. JUN is Professor of Public Administration at California State University, Hayward.

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