The study of public administration in India, the Philippines, Canada and Australia: The universal struggle against epistemic colonization, and toward critical assimilation
The study of public administration has been characterized as a strong international focus, as both governments and scholars have sought to learn from the experience of other societies. While in a perfect world, one would expect a sort of pragmatic universalism, instead, many scholars tend to bring lessons from one country, or from a single cultural reality. This modest contribution lies in showing a series of national experiences rarely brought to the discourse about public administration in Brazil: Canada, Australia, India and the Philippines. Special emphasis will be given to the following: the origins and the development of public administration; the influence of ideology; and the complex tension between global theory and local practices.
Revista de Administracao Publica
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Candler. (2014). The study of public administration in India, the Philippines, Canada and Australia: the universal struggle against epistemic colonization, and toward critical assimilation. Revista de Administração Pública, 48(5), 1073–1093. https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-76121716