Public Administration’s Canon(s) of Integration<sup>1</sup>

Jos C.N Raadschelders

in Public Administration

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693894
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731877 | DOI:
Public Administration’s Canon(s) of Integration1

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The notion that public administration has an identity crisis is rooted in a positivist embrace of unity of knowledge. This “identity crisis” evaporates when the study is regarded as an interdiscipline. In this chapter, various efforts at knowledge integration in public administration are discussed, illustrating why the study cannot be a traditional academic discipline with clear boundaries.

Keywords: knowledge integration; differentiated integration; interdisciplinarity

Chapter.  10827 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Management and Administration

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