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Legitimacy in Public Administration
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Legitimacy in Public Administration
A Discourse Analysis

  • O. C. McSwite - George Washington University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


August 1997 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume faces the challenge of the 21st century in this masterly analysis of the legitimate options open to public administration in a democratic society. Against a background of globalization of markets, increased prejudice, and racial and ethnic violence, the author demonstrates the centrality of administrative legitimacy to a 21st century that is an improvement over the 20th.
 
The Legitimacy Issue and Academic Discourse
 
The Framing of the Issue
 
The Political Background of the Issue
 
The Misfounding of the Field
 
A Selected Intellectual History of the Field I
The Founding through Simon's Modernism  
 
A Selected Intellectual History of the Field II
From Minnowbrook to the Present  
 
Beyond Reason

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