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Public Administration Theories

Public Administration Theories

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This book analyzes eight key public administration theories from the perspective of instrumental and value rationalities. In the instrumental rationality camp are the theories of Traditional Public Administration, Privatization, New Public Management, and Holistic Governance. The theories of New Public Administration, Democratic Administration, New Public Service, and Public Value Management fall into the camp of value rationality.The eight theories are analyzed in light of five elements: core value, assumption about human nature, methodology, role of government, and disciplinary positioning. The author also traces the historical trajectories of the two schools of thought, which have alternated in dominance in the evolution of public administration theory studies, presenting pendulum movements. This book presents a new perspective of the two rationalities, leaving readers with a clear understanding of the complex evolution of more than a century of public administration theory.
About the Author: Lisheng Dong is the dean of Department of Government Policy and Public Management at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781137536433
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publisher Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Weight: 507 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1137536438
  • Publisher Date: 15 Jul 2015
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 216 mm
  • No of Pages: 296
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Instrumental and Value Rationalities
  • Width: 140 mm

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