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Criticism, Communication and Debate in Public Environment


  • 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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  • Ortigueira, Luis C., 2008. "Criticism, Communication and Debate in Public Environment," MPRA Paper 21659, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21659

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    1. McCloskey, Donald N, 1983. "The Rhetoric of Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 21(2), pages 481-517, June.
    2. Luis C. Ortigueira, 2007. "Criticism and Counter-Criticism of Public Management: Strategy Models," Working Papers 07.03, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
    3. Isabelle Huault & V. Perret & S. Charreire-Petit, 2007. "Management," Post-Print halshs-00337676, HAL.
    4. Ferejohn, John, 2002. "Symposium on explanations and social ontology 1: rational choice theory and social explanation," Economics and Philosophy, 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, vol. 21(4), pages 635-639, Winter.
    6. Carolyn Hill & Laurence Lynn, 2003. "Producing human services Why do agencies collaborate?," Public Management Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(1), pages 63-81, March.
    7. Luis C. Ortigueira, 2007. "A Systems Approach to Public Policies," Working Papers 07.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
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    Communication; debate; criticism; public adminstration; public policy; political science;

    JEL classification:

    • H8 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy


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