Postmodern Public Administration by Hugh T. Miller, Charles J. Fox

By Hugh T. Miller, Charles J. Fox

This commonly acclaimed paintings offers a full of life counterbalance to the traditional assessment-measurement-accountability prescriptions that experience made displaying you probably did your task extra very important than truly doing it. Now greatly revised, it articulates a postmodern thought of public management that demanding situations the sphere to redirect its cognizance clear of slender, technique-oriented scientism, and towards democratic openness and ethics.

The authors contain insights from thinkers like Rorty, Giddens, Derrida, and Foucault to recast public management as an enviornment of decentered practices. of their framework, ideographic collisions and daily impasses lead to political occasions that problem the established order, developing chances for social change.

Postmodern Public management is an exceptional highbrow fulfillment that has rewritten the political conception of public management. This re-creation will inspire everybody who reads it to imagine really otherwise approximately democratic governance.

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And we are not the only ones to recognize that something is amiss between democracy and public administration. In the next chapter we will take a look at three proposals that challenge orthodox public administration. Notes 1. In Florida the name of this test is FCAT, the results of which determine whether a student will receive a high school diploma and whether a school is fully funded the next year. ) Meanwhile, the College Board admitted that it misreported scores of 4,000 students who took the SAT exam in October 2005 (Arenson 2006).

Positivism, the perdurable metanarrative, continues to influence the contemporary debate over public administration practice. This is problematic in some important ways. Perhaps it will be helpful to think of positivism as a style of discourse, and forget the falsifiable mechanics of falsifiability. Let us think instead of the discourse as it appears in the public administration literature. In this positivist discourse certain projects in public administration and public policy legitimate themselves as empirical exemplars.

Signifiers in the positivist system do indeed refer to other signifiers in the same system. Like all linguistic systems, positivism, too, is a selfreferential. We will attempt to redeem this claim using Karl Popper’s famous doctrine of falsifiability. Falsifiability The term positivism continues to possess currency, but under more modest aspirations—that it can warrant falsifiability and description rather than verifiability and prediction. This empiricist-positivist discourse, forever altered by Karl Popper (1959), derived its antecedent meaning from the Vienna Circle’s discourse on logical positivism—but as a significant rupture.

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