Handbook of Organization Theory and Management

Handbook of Organization Theory and Management

The Philosophical Approach

eBook - 1998
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Chronologically arranged to demonstrate the evolution of ideas, this book explores major issues in public and government organization theory using classical philosophy. Containing over 2000 bibliographic citations, the book covers the influence Plato's ideas and Jesus' teachings on public administration theory, presents Machiavelli as the creator of the modern concept of public administration, details the effect of mercantilism on political governance, examines the ideas of Jeremy Bentham, John Locke, Adam Smith, and David Hume in American government, discusses the importance of Woodrow Wilson, the Progressive Reform Era, and the Bureau Movement on public administration, and more.

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Presents 23 contributions which identify and discuss some of the most important philosophies and movements that have influenced the field of contemporary public administration. Sections are chronologically arranged to demonstrate the evolution of ideas, beginning with Plato and ending with Postmodernism and beyond, tracing the influence of these philosophical ideas and movements through history from the invention of political science and the development of public administration and public organizational theory to the language of bureaucracy. Some of the philosophers and schools of thought examined include Jesus, Niccolo Machiavelli, Jeremy Bentham, Adam Smith, David Hume, Edmund Burke, Woodrow Wilson, Progressivism, Phenomenology, Jean Paul Sartre, John Rawls, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Postmodernism, as well as some less well-known thinkers and movements. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, c1998
ISBN: 9780585157634
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 488 p.)


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