Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars. The resulting divide has produced many heated debates; however, in this pioneering volume, Norma Riccucci embraces the diversity of research methods rather than suggesting that there is one best way to conduct research in public administration.
Public Administration examines the intellectual origins and identity of the discipline of public administration, its diverse research traditions, and how public administration research is conducted today. The book's intended purpose is to engage reasonable-minded public administration scholars and professionals in a dialogue on the importance of heterogeneity in epistemic traditions, and to deepen the field's understanding and acceptance of its epistemological scope. This important book will provide a necessary overview of the discipline for graduate students and scholars.
An important overview of the discipline of public administration for graduate students and scholars in public administration, public management, and public policy. This book is an outstanding contribution to the field and literature of public administration and it...will become a 'must read' on book lists for many university courses. Political Studies Review
Series: Public Management and Change series
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th June 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.23