Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Canada, North America
This paper examines the disconnect between theories of good public administration and the actual practice of public administration. An analysis of the relationship between theory of all types and the practice of public administration – with a specific focus on the apparent discrepancy between theories of justice and the field – is conducted. The findings reveal that the on-the-ground practice of public administration is not governed by justice, ethics, and morality but rather by professional guidelines and norms.
DeLorey, Alexander, "The Theory Disconnect: Reconciling Theories of Justice, Ethics, and Morality with the Practice of Public Administration" (2007). MPA Major Research Papers. 63.