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Philosophy and public administration : an introduction

Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publisher: Cheltenham (UK) ; Northampton (MA) : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and practice of public administration.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edoardo Ongaro
ISBN: 9781784718435 1784718432 9781784718442 1784718440
OCLC Number: 1016138230
Description: XI, 275 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: 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 sector 6. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas More: on virtues, realism, and utopian thinking in public administration 7. The search for consistency Index
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`Take this book into your hand. Open it, start reading, and think about the text. The exercise is worth it. It opens up new intellectual horizons.' -- Journal of Public Administration and Policy Read more...

 
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