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A Tree with Roots: Public Administration Ethics from Case Studies to Assemblages

Abstract This dissertation provides a critical analysis of public administration's understanding of the relationship between rational thought and action in its discourse on ethics. It argues that rationalist ethics assume a particular relationship between thought and action: that good knowledge leads to good, proper action. While there have been many critiques of rationalist administrative ethics, scholars have not examined the way in which rationalism persists in the way in which the teaching of ethics is conducted. The use of the case study figures prominently in this. Thus, the dissertation explores the historical and theoretical intersection of rationalism, ethics, and teaching through the lens of the case study. It begins with a history of ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Callen, Jeffrey Craig (Author) / Catlaw, Thomas J (Advisor) / Corley, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Kim, Yushim (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Ethics / case studies / Deleuze / digital technology / pedagogy / Public Administration Ethics / rhizome
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 228 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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