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Public administration in perspective : theory and practice through multiple lenses

Author: David John Farmer
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2010.
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Throughout its history, public administration has used a number of different perspectives for analyzing the discipline's theory and practice, and both mainstream and alternative lenses have produced valuable insights and prescriptions. At the same time, an individual way of looking at PA can be misleading. Alone, a solitary lens can miss critical aspects and often gives only part of the picture. Public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Farmer, David John.
Public Administration in Perspective : Theory and Practice Through Multiple Lenses.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David John Farmer
ISBN: 9781317461906 1317461908
OCLC Number: 765140499
Notes: Title from title screen.
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Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Public Administration in Perspective; Multiple Lenses: Epistemic Pluralism; Getting Public Administration in Perspective: The Pattern of the Book; Getting Public Administration in Perspective: Reflection Exercises; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; PART I. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FROM MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES; 2. Public Administration from a Traditional Perspective; Sketching Traditional Public Administration; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 3. Public Administration from a Business Perspective. Sketching the Business PerspectiveImplications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 4. Public Administration from an Economic Perspective; Sketching the Economic Perspective; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 5. Public Administration from a Political Perspective; Sketching a Political Perspective; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 6. Public Administration from a Critical Theory Perspective; Sketching Critical Theory; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 7. Public Administration from a Post-Structural Perspective; Sketching the Post-Structural; Implications; Epilogue. Suggested Readings8. Public Administration from a Psychoanalytic Perspective; Sketching the Psychoanalytic; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 9. Public Administration from a Neuroscience Perspective; Sketching a Neuroscience Perspective; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 10. Public Administration from a Feminist Perspective; Sketching Feminism; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 11. Public Administration from an Ethical Perspective; Sketching an Ethical Perspective; Implications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 12. Public Administration from a Data Perspective. Sketching DataImplications; Epilogue; Suggested Readings: Life-Changing Books; PART II. SYNTHESIS FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE; 13. Synthesizing: For Public Administration Planning; Summarizing in a Context of Complexity; Summarizing Implications; Synthesizing; Synthesis and Public Administration Planning; Public Administration Planning as Uncovering; False Assumptions in Other Social Sciences; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 14. Synthesizing: For Public Administration Managing; Summarizing in a Context of Complexity; Synthesizing; Public Administration Managing as More Visioning, Less Othering. EpilogueSuggested Readings; 15. Synthesizing: For What Underlies Public Administration; Summarizing in a Context of Complexity; Synthesizing; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 16. Synthesizing: For the Public Administration Field; Summarizing in a Context of Complexity; Synthesizing; Deterritorializing; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; 17. Synthesizing: For Imaginative Creativity; Summarizing in a Context of Complexity; Synthesizing; Imagine; Epilogue; Suggested Readings; PART III. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS A WHOLE; 18. Contemplating: Public Administration on a Treadmill?
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Specifically crafted to give new life to public administration theory and practice by helping readers view the discipline through a variety of perspectives, this unique book brings together what has  Read more...

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