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Public administration and the state : a postmodern perspective

Author: Michael W Spicer
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Public Administration and the character of the state is a topic that has received little critical examination, due in part to the general American wariness toward abstractions such as the idea of the state. In this book, Michael Spicer takes issue with the view stressing the dichotomy of politics and administration, which holds that it is possible to separate the activities of politics from the activities  Read more...
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Spicer, Michael W.
Public administration and the state.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606661622
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Spicer
ISBN: 0817311130 9780817311131 0817352392 9780817352394
OCLC Number: 46640586
Description: x, 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Neglect of the State --
2. The Vision of a Purposive State --
3. The Prussian Experience and the Purposive State --
4. American Public Administration and the Purposive State --
5. The Practical Limits of Teleocracy --
6. Postmodernity and the State --
7. Public Administration in a Civil Association --
8. Implications for Public Administration Enquiry.
Responsibility: Michael W. Spicer.

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Woodrow Wilson argued for a state led by a powerful government, guided by science, for the accomplishment of a purposive state. This work contends that though Wilson has not explored questions of  Read more...

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