Synopses & Reviews
Few subjects are more influenced by philosophy than the form of governance that guides and administers public affairs, yet much of the literature about public administration remains silent about this connection. Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach, Second Edition identifies and discusses many of the most important philosophies and movements that have influenced contemporary public administration. This textbook begins with the classics, explores the postmoderns, and ends with 21st Century views. The text mentions many of greatest, and a few of the lesser-known thinkers that have crafted the philosophical lens that we use to define and understand public administration.