Three Paradigms of Governance and Administration: Chinese, Western and Islamic
AbstractThe title of this essay is programmatic: I will attempt to suggest and tentatively conceptualize and that there are (at least) three paradigms of governance and especially public administration (PA). Briefly put, this means that there is not one global best (practice of) PA, but that what we call global PA is actually Western PA . and, today, that means to a large extent Anglo-American PA. If we follow Bouckaertÿs (2011) suggestion that PA has two dimensions, equity (goals) and performance (mechanics), inextricably linked though they may often be, we call this global PA ´good PA¡ if it is both ´working¡ and ´ethical¡. With paradigms, I first of all mean the potentiality and theory . we may also say possible epistemes . rather than reality and practice as we observe it today of forms of what we can call Non-Western PA (NWPA). It is the availability of the potential that, in light of the reality as it exists, may make this topic relevant.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by TUT Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance in its series The Other Canon Foundation and Tallinn University of Technology Working Papers in Technology Governance and Economic Dynamics with number 50.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
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