Trajectories of public administration and administrative history in Australia: Rectifying 'a curious blight'?

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Title Trajectories of public administration and administrative history in Australia: Rectifying 'a curious blight'?
Author Scott, Joanne; Wanna, John
Journal Name Australian Journal of Public Administration
Editor John Wanna and Patrick Bishop
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Anyone who has taught courses or conducted research under the rubric of 'public administration' must have been troubled more or less frequently by two characteristics of his 'field'- its nebulous scope and its lack of any distinctive technique. He must have felt himself a Jack of all trades as he pottered amateurishly about, now on the fringes of administrative law, now at the margins of accounting and budgeting, and then at the edges of industrial relations and occupational psychology. As a teacher, how often did he face a class of public servants, each more expert and experienced in some specialty than he was in any?
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2005.00412.x
Alternative URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111%2Fj.1467-8500.2005.00412.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 64
Issue Number 1
Page from 11
Page to 24
ISSN 0313-6647
Date Accessioned 2006-02-15
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Public Administration
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/4583
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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