Title

The study of public administration in India, the Philippines, Canada and Australia: The universal struggle against epistemic colonization, and toward critical assimilation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2014

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Revista de Administracao Publica

Volume

48

Issue

5

First Page

1073

Last Page

1093

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1590/0034-76121716

ISSN

00347612

E-ISSN

19823134

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