Herbert Simon’s Skepticism: Science of Public Administration and Lessons learned from “Proverbs of Administration”

A key focus in the scholarship of public administration sought to accomplish a task and carry out the will of the people. The early writers, including but not limited to Max Weber, Frederick Taylor, and Luther Gulick, sought to understand organization and how to best manage it. All three understood that their work was to... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Scientific Thought in Public Administration

Public Administration as a Science The study of Public Administration begs the question as to whether the field is a science, craft, or an art. It is a hotly debated topic through the study‚Äôs short history, but given the use of facts, sociology, and scientific endeavors, the study of Public Administration is a science -... Continue Reading →

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