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B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre

In: Handbook of Public Administration

Chapter : Introduction: The Role of Public Administration in Governing

Edited by: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781848608214.n1

Subject: Public Administration (general)

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Introduction: The Role of Public Administration in Governing
Introduction: The role of public administration in governing

Enter the bureaucrat, the true leader of the Republic.

(Senator Palpadine, Star Wars, Episode 1)

This Handbook represents an attempt to address the major issues in, and perspectives on, public administration. The Handbook is an international treatment of this subject, with scholars drawn from a wide range of countries and intellectual traditions. Further, although the large majority of the participants in the project are academics, the attempt has been made also to confront issues of practice, and the relevance of academic research to the day-to-day problems of making government programs perform as they are designed to. Public administration is an area of substantial academic activity, but it is also the focus of ...

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