S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.23(2) (2009)
Trends in the American Study of Public Administration: What Could They Mean for Korean Public Administration?
- Raadschelders, Jos C. N.
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.23 No.2, pp. 1-24
- Public Administration Trends in the United States; Opportunities in and for American Public Administration; Usefulness of American Public Administration for Korean Scholarship
- The study of public administration in the United States is torn
between a desire to be scientific and universal without acknowledging the
uniqueness of political-administrative systems around the world on the one hand
and a need to provide understanding and adequate descriptions of reality on the
other hand. In this article features of American society and government are
described and related to trends in the study of public administration in the United
States. It is clear that the universal challenges of contemporary government can
only be met when addressed in the national context. The American and Korean
study of public administration have much to learn from each other.