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Critical social theory in public administration

Author: Richard C Box
Publisher: London [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essential premise of critical social theory is that contemporary society is neither democratic nor free, but that modern global capitalism creates a citizenry satiated with consumer goods, unaware of alternative ways of living. In the public sector, critical theory suggests that governing systems are influenced, if not controlled, by the wealthy and powerful, leaving public professionals to decide whether to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Box, Richard C.
Critical social theory in public administration.
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015, ©2005
163 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Box
ISBN: 9781315705347 1315705346
OCLC Number: 908061460
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages)
Contents: 1. Critical imagination in a postmodern environment --
2. Contradiction, utopia, and public administration --
3. The "t"ruth is elsewhere : critical history --
4. Critical theory and the paradox of discourse --
5. Pragmatic discourse and administrative legitimacy --
6. Private lives and antiadministration --
7. Critical practice and the problem of finding a public.
Responsibility: Richard C. Box.

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This book provides a framework for the application of critical social theory in public administration. Its goal is to encourage awareness among public administration scholars and practitioners of  Read more...

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