Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future demonstrates how the theory and practice of public administration has evolved since the early decades of the twentieth century. Each chapter approaches the field from a unique perspective and describes the seminal events that have been influential in shaping its evolution.

This book presents major trends in theory and practice in the field, provides an overview of its intellectual development, and demonstrates how it has professionalized. The range from modernism to metamodernism is reflected from the perspective of accomplished scholars in the field, each of whom captures the history, environment, and development of a particular dimension of public administration. Taken together, the chapters leave us with an understanding of where we are today and a grounding for forecasting the future.

chapter 1|17 pages

The Public Context

ByDavid H. Rosenbloom

chapter 2|20 pages

From Intergovernmental to Intersectoral

ByDonald F. Kettl

chapter 3|26 pages

From Trust to Doubt

The Federal Government's Tough Challenges
ByChester A. Newland

chapter 4|20 pages

From Local to Global

ByDonald E. Klingner

chapter 5|18 pages

From Silos to Networks

Hierarchy to Heterarchy 1
ByRosemary O’Leary

chapter 6|22 pages

From Administration to Management

ByKaifeng Yang

chapter 7|34 pages

From Outputs to Outcomes

ByKathryn E. Newcomer

chapter 8|34 pages

From Paper to Cloud

ByJooho Lee, B.J. Reed

chapter 9|18 pages

From Sameness to Differentness

ByNorma M. Riccucci

chapter 10|22 pages

From Equality to Social Equity

BySusan T. Gooden

chapter 11|22 pages

Seventy-Five Years of Professionalization

ByJeremy F. Plant

chapter 12|21 pages

From Ethical Expectations to Professional Standards 1

ByJames H. Svara

chapter 13|17 pages

Looking Back, Moving Forward 1

ByMary E. Guy, Marilyn M. Rubin