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

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Thomas D. Lynch, Peter L. Cruise
CRC Press, Nov 1, 2005 - Political Science - 896 pages
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.

 

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Contents

PREMODERN
1
Chapter 1 Plato and the Invention of Political Science
3
Chapter 2 Aristotle Maclntyre and Virtue Ethics
55
Chapter 3 What Jesus Says to Public Administration
75
Chapter 4 The Hebrew Bible and Public Administration
101
MODERNIST DEFINED
139
Chapter 5 The English Legacy of Public Administration
143
Moving through the Future as We Learn from the Past
173
Lost and Found 8212 Againand Again and Again
417
The Life Landscape and Legacy of Dwight Waldo
437
LATER MODERNIST OPPOSITION
447
Chapter 20 Modernity Administrative Evil and the Contribution of Eric Voegelin
449
Chapter 21 Marshall Dimocks Deflective Organizational Theory
469
Chapter 22 Phenomenology and Public Administration
487
Chapter 23 The Existentialist Public Administrator
511
Chapter 24 John Rawls and Public Administration
529

The Future Lives of an Old Philosophy
183
On Organizational Theory and Decision Making Public Policy Analysis and Administrative Management
195
Chapter 9 John Lockes Continuing Influence on Organization Theory and Behavior Entering the 21st Century
211
Chapter 10 Invisible Hand and Visible Management
227
EARLY LOYAL OPPOSITION TO THE MODERNIST
259
Empiricism Skepticism and Constitutionalism
261
Implication of Diversity and Tolerance in Public Administration
283
AMERICAN MODERNIST INFLUENCE
297
Chapter 13 Classical Pragmatism the American Experiment and Public Administration
301
Public Administration in the Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson
323
Chapter 15 Enduring Narratives from Progressivism
353
Seedbed of Modern Public Administration
375
Revisiting the Legacy of Herbert A Simon
395
RISE OF POST MODERNISM
553
An Unfinished Journey
555
Postmodernism Plain English and Wittgenstein
595
Chapter 27 Postmodern Philosophy Postmodernity and Public Organization Theory
631
TWENTYFIRSTCENTURY ALTERNATIVES
663
Is There Any Organizational Design after Privatization?
667
A New Paradigm for Public Administration?
729
A Model for Management of Functional Interdependence
759
A TwentyFirst Century Approach
777
Refocusing the Lens
801
Index
825
Back cover
857
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THOMAS D. LYNCH is Professor of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University.

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