Comparative Studies in Public Administration: Intellectual Challenges and Alternative Perspectives

M. Shamsul Haque*, Zeger van der Wal, Caspar van den Berg

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Abstract

In the current age of globalization, there is a greater need for comparative studies in public administration to explore cross-national variations in adopting new global models. Many of the major challenges impeding the intellectual promises of earlier waves of comparative administration continue to affect the contemporary state of the field. As a part of the PAR Symposium on Comparative Public Administration, this short article explores the ideational, epistemological, structural, and institutional challenges to comparative administration and briefly suggests some remedial alternatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-348
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Administration Review
Volume81
Issue number2
Early online date13-Jan-2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2021

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