The Language of Public Administration: Bureaucracy, Modernity, and Postmodernity

Synopsis

This original study specifies a reflexive language paradigm for public administration thinking and shows how a postmodern perspective permits a revolution in the character of thinking about public bureaucracy. The author considers imagination, deconstruction, deterritorialization, and alterity. Farmer's work emphasizes the need for an expansion in the character and scope of public administration's disciplinary concerns and shows clearly how the study and practice of public administration can be reinvigorated.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Publication year:
  • 1995