Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The second edition of the popular Handbook of Organizational Theory and Management continues with the original premise of presenting a philosophical, chronological view of major issues in public and government organization. It starts with a discussion of the influence of both Plato and Jesus on public administration theory, and credits Machiavelli with creating the modern concept of public administration. It goes on to detail the effects of mercantilism on governance and examines the contributions of Locke and Hume, among others. The authors then examine contemporary issues with a look at the progressive reform era and the bureau movement and conclude with a consideration of 21st century alternatives.

Table of Contents

Plato and the Invention of Political Sciencep. 3
Aristotle, MacIntyre, and Virtue Ethicsp. 55
What Jesus Says to Public Administrationp. 75
The Hebrew Bible and Public Administrationp. 101
Modernist Defined
The English Legacy of Public Administrationp. 143
Niccolo Machiavelli: Moving through the Future as We Learn from the Pastp. 173
Mercantilism and the Future: The Future Lives of an Old Philosophyp. 183
Jeremy Bentham: On Organizational Theory and Decision Making, Public Policy Analysis, and Administrative Managementp. 195
John Locke's Continuing INfluence on Organization Theory and Behavior Entering the 21st Centuryp. 211
Invisible Hand and Visible Managementp. 227
Early Loyal Opposition to the Modernist
The Legacy of David Hume for American Public Administration: Empiricism, Skepticism, and Constitutionalismp. 261
Moral Conscience in Burkean Thought: Implication of Diversity and Tolerance in Public Administrationp. 283
American Modernist Influence
Classical Pragmatism, the American Experiment, and Public Administrationp. 301
Making Democracy Safe for the World: Public Administration in the Political Thought of Woodrow Wilsonp. 323
Enduring Narratives from Progressivismp. 353
The Bureau Movement: Seedbed of Modern Public Administrationp. 375
Positively No Proverbs Need Apply: Revisiting the Legacy of Herbert A. Simonp. 395
Mary Parker Follett: Lost and Found - Again, and Again, and Againp. 417
Administrative Statesman, Philosopher, Explorer: The Life, Landscape, and Legacy of Dwight Waldop. 437
Later Modernist Opposition
Modernity, Administrative Evil, and the Contribution of Eric Voegelinp. 449
Marshall Dimock's Deflective Organizational Theoryp. 469
Phenomenology and Public Administrationp. 487
The Existentialist Public Administratorp. 511
John Rawls and Public Administrationp. 529
Rise of Postmodernism
From Positivism to Postpositivism: An Unfinished Journeyp. 555
On the Language of Bureaucracy: Postmodernism, Plain English, and Wittgensteinp. 595
Postmodern Philosophy, Postmodernity, and Public Organization Theoryp. 631
Twenty-First-Century Alternatives
Neoliberal Economics, Public Domains, and Organizations: Is There Any Organizational Design after Privatization?p. 667
Public Entrepreneurism: A New Paradigm for Public Administration?p. 729
The Multicratic Organization: A Model for Management of Functional Interdependencep. 759
Virtual Program Evaluation: A Twenty-First Century Approachp. 777
Twenty-First-Century Philosophy and Public Administration: Refocusing the Lensp. 801
Indexp. 825
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