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By Margaret Stout

The self-discipline of public management attracts predominantly from political and organizational concept, but additionally from different social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, or even theology. This variety leads to conflicting prescriptions for the "proper" administrative position. So, how are these new to public management to understand which principles are "legitimate"?

Rather than accepting traditional arguments for administrative legitimacy via delegated constitutional authority or services, Logics of Legitimacy: 3 Traditions of Public management Praxis doesn't suppose that anybody method of professionalism is approved via all students, practitioners, voters, or elected representatives. in its place, it deals a framework for public management thought and perform that totally contains the citizen as a political actor along elected representatives and directors. This framework:

  • Considers either direct and consultant varieties of democracy
  • Examines techniques from either political and organizational thought, addressing some of the key questions in public administration
  • Examines earlier and current techniques to administration
  • Presents a conceptual lens for figuring out public management concept and explaining varied administrative roles and practices

The framework for public management concept and perform is gifted in 3 traditions of major prescriptions for perform: Constitutional (the bureaucrat), Discretionary (the entrepreneur), and Collaborative (the steward). This ebook is suitable to be used in graduate-level classes that discover the philosophical, historic, and highbrow foundations of public management. Upon certified path adoption, teachers will achieve entry to a path define and corresponding lecture slides.

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