Postmodern Public Administration: Toward Discourse / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Charles J Fox and Hugh T Miller challenge current thinking about public policy and administration in the light of the postmodern condition. In this book existing and accepted theories such as public management doctrines, constitutionalism and communitarianism are rejected in favour of constructing a discourse theory of public administration. The book also provides an invaluable, thorough and clear review of the doctrines and philosophies that have to date dominated the field.
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Table of ContentsPART ONE: CRITIQUEA New Approach to Democratic GovernanceOrthodoxy and Its AlternativesThe Growing Gap between Words and Deeds Postmodern Symbolic PoliticsPART TWO: DISCOURSE THEORYTheoretical Underpinnings of Discourse Theory Phenomenology, Constructivism, Structuration Theory and Energy FieldsWarrants for DiscourseNascent Forms of Discourse