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

ISBN 9780849338342
Published November 1, 2005 by Routledge
896 Pages

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Few subjects are more influenced by philosophy than the form of governance that guides and administers public affairs, yet much of the literature about public administration remains silent about this connection. Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach, Second Edition identifies and discusses many of the most important philosophies and movements that have influenced contemporary public administration. This resource begins with the classics, explores the postmoderns, and ends with 21st Century views. The text details many of greatest and a few of the lesser-known thinkers that have crafted the philosophical lens that we use to define and understand public administration.

The second edition is made up of contributed chapters from renowned scholars. Many of the authors have revised and expanded their original contributions, and the book also contains ten new chapters covering schools of thought or movements that were not included in the first edition. The editors added extensive material that examines 21st Century alternatives to organization theory and management, including multicratic and virtual organizational structures and management approaches.

Addressing thinkers and movements in the chronological order of their appearance, this text provides students of public administration and policy a unique picture of how we continually view, understand, and debate the proper application of public management and policy.

Table of Contents

Plato and the Invention of Political Science
Ralph Clark Chandler
Aristotle, MacIntyre, and Virtue Ethics
Thomas Dexter Lynch and Cynthia E. Lynch
What Jesus Says to Public Administration
Lance deHaven-Smith
The Hebrew Bible and Public Administration
Ira Sharkansky
The English Legacy of Public Administration
Pamela Tarquinio Brannon
Niccolò Machiavelli: Moving through the Future as
We Learn from the Past
Christopher Anne Easley and John W. Swain
Mercantilism and the Future: The Future Lives of an
Old Philosophy
Paul Rich
Jeremy Bentham: On Organizational Theory and
Decision Making, Public Policy Analysis, and
Administrative Management
Lawrence L. Martin
John Locke’s Continuing Influence on Organization
Theory and Behavior Entering the 21st Century
Mark F. Griffith
Invisible Hand and Visible Management
David John Farmer
The Legacy of David Hume for American Public
Administration: Empiricism, Skepticism, and
Michael W. Spicer
Moral Conscience in Burkean Thought: Implication of
Diversity and Tolerance in Public Administration
Akhlaque Haque
Classical Pragmatism, the American Experiment, and
Public Administration
Robert Brom and Patricia M. Shields
Making Democracy Safe for the World: Public
Administration in the Political Thought of
Woodrow Wilson
Brian J. Cook
Enduring Narratives from Progressivism
Larkin Sims Dudley
The Bureau Movement: Seedbed of Modern Public
Camilla Stivers
Positively No Proverbs Need Apply: Revisiting the
Legacy of Herbert A. Simon
Peter L. Cruise
Mary Parker Follett: Lost and Found — Again, and
Again, and Again
Mary Ann Feldheim
Administrative Statesman, Philosopher, Explorer: The
Life, Landscape, and Legacy of Dwight Waldo
Charles Garofalo
Modernity, Administrative Evil, and the Contribution
of Eric Voegelin
Gerson Moreno-Riaño
Marshall Dimock’s Deflective Organizational Theory
James A. Stever
Phenomenology and Public Administration
William L. Waugh, Jr., and Wesley W. Waugh
The Existentialist Public Administrator
William L. Waugh, Jr.
John Rawls and Public Administration
Stephen L. Esquith
From Positivism to Postpositivism: An
Unfinished Journey
Laurent Dobuzinskis
On the Language of Bureaucracy: Postmodernism,
Plain English, and Wittgenstein
Robert P. Watson
Postmodern Philosophy, Postmodernity, and Public
Organization Theory
Charles J. Fox and Hugh T. Miller
Neoliberal Economics, Public Domains, and
Organizations: Is There Any Organizational Design
after Privatization?
Alexander Kouzmin and John Dixon
Public Entrepreneurism: A New Paradigm for Public
Alan C. Melchior
The Multicratic Organization: A Model for Management
of Functional Interdependence
Richard A. Narad
Virtual Program Evaluation: A Twenty-First Century
Peter L. Cruise and Thomas D. Lynch
Twenty-First-Century Philosophy and Public
Administration: Refocusing the Lens
Thomas D. Lynch and Cynthia E. Lynch

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