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Philosophy and public administration : an introduction

Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ongaro, Edoardo
Philosophy and Public Administration : An Introduction
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edoardo Ongaro
ISBN: 9781784718442 1784718440
OCLC Number: 1002208723
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 275 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction and rationale; 2 Key streams in philosophical inquiry: a selection and succinct overview for the field of public administration --
Part I; 3 Key streams in philosophical inquiry: a selection and succinct overview for the field of public administration --
Part II; 4 Public administration doctrines and themes revisited from a philosophical perspective 5 Political philosophy and public governance: the quest for justification in 'common good' and in 'social contract' arguments and their significance for the debate on the organisation of the public sector6 Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas More: on virtues, realism and utopian thinking in public administration; 7 The search for consistency; Postscript: philosophy in and of Public Administration today; References; Index
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This book provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and practice of public administration.  Read more...

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