Edited by Soonhee Kim, Shena Ashley and Henry W. Lambright
Chapter 4: Public administration and a changing context
The evolution of public administration theory and practice over time indicates continuous advancement toward global relevance. In recent years, global interdependence has had extensive effects on administration and governance (Farazmand, 2009; Jreisat, 2012; Kettl, 2000; Klingner, 2009; Riggs, 1991). This expansion toward global relevance is consistent with public administration’s disciplinary development over time and builds largely from the advancements in comparative public administration research over time. As a field of study, public administration has always learned from its context and adapted. The development of public administration as a discipline has been stimulated by malleable intellectual boundaries that permitted adaptation and incorporation of international experiences and discoveries that have continually expanded administrative knowledge. In this chapter, I will reflect on the progress made in comparative public administration that now positions public administration scholarship to embrace (and stay relevant in) the context of globalization. Further, I will highlight remaining gaps in theory and make suggestions for how public administration teaching and training need to be modified to prepare students to manage in the increasingly global context.
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