Reframing public administration: a systems-methodological analysis of governance and the role of public administration

dc.contributor.authorLittle, John H.en
dc.contributor.committeechairWhite, Orion F. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWolf, James F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWamsley, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCatron, Bayard L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTerry, Larry D.en
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:19:31Zen
dc.date.adate2007-10-02en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:19:31Zen
dc.date.issued1994-04-09en
dc.date.rdate2007-10-02en
dc.date.sdate2007-10-02en
dc.description.abstractDespite repeated attempts, no normative theory of public administration has emerged that fully and satisfactorily answers questions about the role of public administration, and public administrators, in the process of governance. This dissertation argues that such questions are unresolvable because they are framed in terms of overly simplistic systems metaphors relating to machines and organisms. When theories are framed in terms of these metaphors, they lead inexorably to dichotomies between politics and administration, policy and implementation, and between the society and its government. The dissertation attempts to "reframe" our concept of governance in terms of another metaphor that supports a view of governance as a process that is deeply interrelated and interconnected with its social environment.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentix, 266 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10022007-145413en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10022007-145413/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39532en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1994.L588.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31307511en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1994.L588en
dc.subject.lcshPublic administration -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshSystem theoryen
dc.titleReframing public administration: a systems-methodological analysis of governance and the role of public administrationen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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