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Public Administration and Public Affairs Chapter 2

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Transcript of Public Administration and Public Affairs Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of Public Administration and Public Affairs
by Nicholas Henry The Beginning Paradigm 1
The Politics / Administration Dichotomy
1900- 1926 Paradigm 2:
Principles of Public Administration
1927 -1937 Paradigm 3:
Public Administration
as Political Science
1950 -1970 In 1887 Woodrow Wilson set the tone for the study of Public Administration with an essay entitled "The Study of Administration".

In 1906 John D. Rockefeller founds the Bureau of Municipal Research.

In 1914, the American Political Science Association's Committee on Practical Training for Public Service convenes a conference which recommends professional schools and possibly new degrees for Public Administration. Ground breaking book by Frank Goodnow "Politics and Administration" in 1900 introduced the dichotomy.The theory failed to realize the reality that administrators do make policy.

In 1926, Leonard White's Introduction to the Study of Public Administration, the first textbook in the field and established the mission of Administration and began to apply scientific principles to field of Administration. In 1927 W.F. Willoughby wrote the second text on administration, "Principles of Administration."

1937, Gulick and Urwick Papers promoted seven principles of administration.

POSDCORB Six Paradigms of Public Administration in Academia Paradigm 5:
Public Administration
as Public Administration
1970 - Present National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration's Nascency

The Statistics of Succession POSDCORB Planning, Organizing,
Staffing, Directing,
Coordinating, Reporting,
Budgeting Paradigm 4:
Public Administration
as Management
1950 -1970 Paradigm 6:
1990 - Present Public Administration, Happy At Last Consternation, Confusion, and Contempt

Comparative and Development Administration

The Impact of Political Science: Bureaucracy in the Service of Democracy. The Challenge, 1938 -1950 Deflating the Dichotomy - 1930s Politics Redefined
The Demise of the Dichotomy - then Resurgence
Puncturing the Principles - Contradicting Principles
Example: Narrow Span of Control vs. Maximized Communications The Groundswell of Management
Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects
The Impact of Management: Understanding the Public in Public Administration The Forces of Separation, 1965 - 1970 Separatism in the Halls of Academe: Nuanced Notions
Science, Technology and Public Policy
The New Public Administration
A Bright but Brief Interlude

Separatism in the Corridors of Power: Pride in the Practitioner! The Future of Governing
The Decline of Governments
The Rise of Governance
Making a Mesh of Things
Does Governance Work?

The Future of Public Administration
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