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The status of Woodrow Wilson as a founder of the academic field of public administration is explored in light of Paul Van Riper's contention that Wilson's famous essay, "The Study of Administration, "had no influence on the evolution of the study or theory of public administration in the United...
The historical setting of Wilson `s essay is described as the first step in response to Kirwan's critique of Van Riper. The response then traces subsequent developments in public administration literature in which Wilson's essay is conspicuously absent. The response closes with some speculation...
This article explores three theoretical and methodological problems in the comparative study of public administration: (1) the relations of parts of the administrative system, usually the focus of inquiry, to the administrative system as a whole, usually the object of theoretical inference; (2)...
This study examines the relationship between party politics and administrative reform during the 1930s. The basic thesis of this article is that the politics of the Democratic party and the executive department converged in such a way during the genesis of the New Deal so that the presidency is...
The interpretivist perspective is rapidly growing in acceptance and influence in the feld of organization and management. This perspective has important implications for the field of administrative ethics that have not yet been sufficiently acknowledged. Traditionally, administrative ethics...
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