An Analysis on Development of Public Administration Study in Western Countries

Rong TAN, Lifang HAO


Public administration study has been conducted for several hundred years in western countries, while the countries in different areas presenting diverse development paths and research approaches. Continental European countries represented by France and Germany which fail to get rid of the influence of jurisprudence till now as yet due to the close integration of early study of public administration and administrative law, embody the value orientation of nationalism and features of self-reform. Nevertheless, public administration study in countries like Britain and the Unite States shows a tendency of managerialism with strong characteristic and tendency of comparative research.

Key words: Pubic administration; Public administration study; Administrative model; The new right


Pubic administration; Public administration study; Administrative model; The new right


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