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Author Spicer, Michael W.

Title Public administration and the state : a postmodern perspective / Michael W. Spicer
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2001]


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Description x, 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Neglect of the State -- 2. The Vision of a Purposive State -- 3. The Prussian Experience and the Purposive State -- 4. American Public Administration and the Purposive State -- 5. The Practical Limits of Teleocracy -- 6. Postmodernity and the State -- 7. Public Administration in a Civil Association -- 8. Implications for Public Administration Enquiry
Summary "American Public Administration and the character of the state is a topic that has received little critical examination, due in part to the general American wariness toward abstractions such as the idea of the state. In this book, Michael Spicer takes issue with the view stressing the dichotomy of politics and administration, which holds that it is possible to separate the activities of politics from the activities of governance."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Public administration.
Political science -- Philosophy.
State, The.
LC no. 2001001823
ISBN 0817311130 cloth alkaline paper
0817352392 paperback