This unique collection broadens the focus of public administration to include practical and theoretical insights from the worlds of literature and the arts. By making connections between what are normally seen as disparate arenas, the contributors seek to enrich the theory and practice of public administration. The volume connects administrative and management concepts to both Western and Eastern aesthetic theories; provides insights into administration by surveying literature and film for negative and positive constructs of bureaucracy; examines historical and fictional portrayals of leadership; and points to the influence of literature and film on public policy innovation. This work will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in public administration.
About the Author:
CHARLES T. GOODSELL is Professor of Public Administration and Public Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of several books, including The Case for Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic 3rd ed. (1994).
NANCY MURRAY is Associate Professor of Public Administration at Pace University in New York.