Handbook of American Public Administration
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Handbook of American Public Administration

Edited by Edmund C. Stazyk and H. G. Frederickson

The Handbook of American Public Administration draws on the expertise of established and emerging scholars to provide national and international audiences a comprehensive review of the current state and future direction of theory and practice in US public administration. The authors provide a cross-disciplinary, holistic review of the field and pave an agenda for future research.
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Chapter 31: Conclusion: where does US public administration go from here?

Edmund C. Stazyk and H. George Frederickson


In our introduction, we noted that our aim in this Handbook was to assemble a group of established and emerging scholars - experts in their respective areas of research - to assess the current state of US public administration theory and practice. We also asked our contributors to share their thoughts on the future direction of the field - how, in their minds, the field should or must evolve and grow in coming decades. In addition, our introduction characterized the intellectual universe of US public administration as vast in its domains, covering a widely diverse set of issues and topics that are each significant in their own right. So, what have we learned about the current state and future aims of US public administration of theory and practice from the contributions found in this Handbook?

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