Critical Social Theory in Public Administration

Critical Social Theory in Public Administration

by Richard C Box
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765615541

ISBN-13: 9780765615541

Pub. Date: 09/30/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Box (public administration, U. of Nebraska at Omaha) applies the critical theory of the Frankfurt school (as developed by Jürgen Habermas and Herbert Marcuse) to the practice and theory of modern public administration. After presenting the case for the application of critical theory, he summarizes Marcuse's work related to democracy, the warfare state, the "research…  See more details below

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Box (public administration, U. of Nebraska at Omaha) applies the critical theory of the Frankfurt school (as developed by Jürgen Habermas and Herbert Marcuse) to the practice and theory of modern public administration. After presenting the case for the application of critical theory, he summarizes Marcuse's work related to democracy, the warfare state, the "research of total administration," and gender. How critical theory influences questions of discourse processes with citizens, the impacts of administration on the public, and the problem of finding a public able to govern themselves is then taken up. The remaining chapters address wider questions of how those in public administration should conceptualize their larger project. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765615541
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

1Critical imagination in a postmodern environment14
2Contradiction, utopia, and public administration32
3The "T"ruth is elsewhere : critical history49
4Critical theory and the paradox of discourse69
5Pragmatic discourse and administrative legitimacy89
6Private lives and antiadministration109
7Critical practice and the problem of finding a public126

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