Reflections on Public Administration

Reflections on Public Administration

by John Merriman Gaus
     
 

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“In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ‘ecology’ of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government for relief

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“In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ‘ecology’ of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government for relief. Politicians, in turn, created or expanded the powers of public agencies.” —Journal of Management History

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“In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ‘ecology’ of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government for relief. Politicians, in turn, created or expanded the powers of public agencies.” —Journal of Management History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817354183
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
12/10/2006
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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John Merriman Gaus is considered one of the founding fathers of the discipline of public administration. In addition to serving as president of the American Political Science Association, he wrote several other books, including The Frontiers of Public Administration.

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