Handbook of Organizational Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach

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Thomas D. Lynch
CRC Press, Nov 20, 1997 - Political Science - 504 pages
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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Contents

THE LENS OF UNDERSTANDING Thomas D Lynch Todd J Dicker
1
Premodern
15
PLATO AND THE INVENTION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE Ralph Clark Chandler
17
JESUS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Lance deHavenSmith
57
Modernist Defined
69
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI AND MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION John W Swain
71
MERCANTILISM The Great Temptation
97
JEREMY BENTHAM Utilitarianism Public Policy and the Administrative State Lawrence L Martin
111
PROGRESSIVE Critiques and Contradictions Larkin Sims Dudley
227
THE BUREAU MOVEMENT Seedbed of Modern Public Administration Camilla Stivers
259
OF PROVERBS AND POSITIVISM THE LOGICAL HERBERT SIMON Peter L Cruise
273
MARSHALL DIMOCKS DEFLECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY James A Stever
291
PHENOMENOLOGY William L WaughJr
305
JEANPAUL SARTRE William L Waugh Jr
325
JOHN RAWLS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Stephen L Esquith
339
FROM POSITIVISM TO POSTPOSITIVISM AN UNFINISHED JOURNEY Laurent Dobuzinskis
359

JOHN LOCKES INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Mark F Griffith
125
ADAM SMITHS LEGACY David John Farmer
141
Early Loyal Opposition to the Modernist
165
DAVID HUME AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Empiricism Scepticism and Constitutionalism Michael WSpicer
167
EDMUND BURKE The Role of Public Administration in a Constitutional Order Akhlaque U Haque
181
MAKING DEMOCRACY SAFE FOR THE WORLD Public Administration in the Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson Brian J Cook
205
ON THE LANGUAGE OF BUREAUCRACY Postmodernism Plain English and Wittgenstein Robert P Watson
389
POSTMODERN PHILOSOPHY POSTMODERNITY AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY Charles J Fox Hugh T Miller
415
PUBLIC ENTREPRENEURS A New Paradigm for Public Administration? Alan C Melchior
441
TWENTYFIRST CENTURY PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Thomas D Lynch Cynthia E Lynch
463
INDEX
479
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