Analyzing the USA, Germany and France
Chapter 3: Examining the scene: the transfer-of-ideas approach applied to the history of administrative traditions
This chapter explains the main theoretical concepts used throughout the book as well as the method applied to ‘measure’ the transfer of ideas between Germany, France and the USA. It discusses how the appropriate body of sources has been identified and classified and then analyzed to arrive at thoughtful conclusions regarding the empirical substance of intellectual traditions in Public Administration.
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