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Criticism, Communication and Debate in Public Environment


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  • Ortigueira, Luis C.


This paper presents models of criticism, communication and debate in public environment, focusing on the types of criticism and countercriticism manifested in political debates and public management. The paper proposes: (i) a normative model showing how rational criticism and countercriticism can be conducted, including process and alternative strategies; and (ii) a model of organizational excellence and rational criticism in public management. The paper also include the comments of reviewers of the journal Public Management Review.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21659.

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Date of creation: 05 Jun 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21659

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Keywords: Communication; debate; criticism; public adminstration; public policy; political science;

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  1. Carolyn Hill & Laurence Lynn, 2003. "Producing human services Why do agencies collaborate?," Public Management Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(1), pages 63-81, March.
  2. McCloskey, Donald N, 1983. "The Rhetoric of Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 21(2), pages 481-517, June.
  3. Luis C. Ortigueira, 2007. "A Systems Approach to Public Policies," Working Papers, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration 07.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
  4. Ferejohn, John, 2002. "Symposium on explanations and social ontology 1: rational choice theory and social explanation," Economics and Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, vol. 18(02), pages 211-234, October.
  5. Andrea Salanti, 1989. "Distinguishing “Internal” from “External” Criticism in Economic Methodology," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, Duke University Press, vol. 21(4), pages 635-639, Winter.
  6. Luis C. Ortigueira, 2007. "Criticism and Counter-Criticism of Public Management: Strategy Models," Working Papers, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration 07.03, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
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