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In Defense of Politics in Public Administration

A Value Pluralist Perspective

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In Defense of Politics in Public Administration: A Value Pluralist Perspective by Michael W Spicer
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Scholars of public administration have historically too often been disdainful toward politics in the field, viewing political activities and interests as opportunities for corruption, mismanagement, and skewed priorities. Supporters of this anti-political stance have become even more strident in recent years, many of them advancing scientific models for the study and practice of public administration and governance. Michael Spicer argues that politics deserves to be defended as a vital facet of public administration on the grounds that it can promote moral conduct in government and in public administration, principally by bringing to the foreground the role of values in administrative practice. Politics can facilitate the resolution of conflicts that naturally arise from competing values, or conceptions of the good, while minimizing the use of force or violence. Drawing on the writings of Isaiah Berlin, Bernard Crick, and Stuart Hampshire, "In Defense of Politics in Public Administration" argues that value conflict is an integral part of our moral experience, both in making our own moral choices and in dealing with those whose values conflict with our own. This book is a spirited declaration of principles and a timely contribution to a dialogue that is redefining public administration, both in theory and in practice.

Author Biography

Michael W. Spicer is Professor of Public Administration and Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the author of Public Administration and the State.
Release date Australia
January 15th, 2010
Contributor
Series edited by Camilla Stivers
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
The University of Alabama Press
Pages
136
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9780817316853
Product ID
4032442

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