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The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.

The Concise Paperback Edition provides a selection of 30 of the original articles in an accessible paperback format and includes a new introduction by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. It is an essential point of reference for all students of public administration.

Administrative Traditions in Western Europe
Administrative traditions in western Europe
FabioRugge

It is the purpose of this chapter to trace some of the major historical developments that provide the background of today's public administrations. This will be done not for the sake of mere documentary information, but with the intention of delineating traditions and legacies of particular relevance to our ...

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