Readership: Academics, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students
in Public Administration, Public Management, Business and Management, Political Science, and Social Sciences in general.
Jos C. N. Raadschelders, Professor of Public Administration at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, the Ohio State University
Jos C.N. Raadschelders received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. His research interests, among others, include administrative history, the nature and intellectual development of public administration, and comparative civil service systems. He is the managing editor of Public Administration Review.
"There is a strong tradition in public administration that reflects on the identity of the field, questions the rigor of the research, and suggests paths moving forward on both fronts. [This book] distinctively contributes to that reflective tradition, developing a thoughtful survey of past debates while adding new and thoughtfully developed insights. The author successfully invites a wide range of participation in the book through an inviting style of writing. [The book] delivers on the promise in the title of mapping the way for interdisciplinary study to expand the understanding of public administration. Raadschelders offers insights for researchers, teachers, and practitioners, as well as mapping a path to generate new discussions, to connect the
research across disciplines and traditions, and a deep appreciation of the complexity and challenges in the study and practice of public administration." - American Review of Public Administration
1: Framing the Nature of the Study of Public Administration: Origins, Identity Crises, Maturity, and Conceptual Mapping
2: Science or Wissenschaft: Public Administration among the Three Branches of Knowledge
3: Public Administration and the Fragmentation of its Knowledge Sources: Academic Specialties and Disciplines, Organizational Units, and Societal Organizations
4: Substantive Topics and Comprehensive Conceptual Maps of Public Administration
5: Bogey Man, Doctor's Bag, Artist's Medium: The Dynamic Arena of PA-theory
6: Four Intellectual Traditions in the Study of Public Administration
7: Public Administration's Canon(s) of Integration
8: The Nature of and Intellectual challenges to the Study of Public Administration