The Case for Public Administration with a Global Perspective

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 1, Supplement 1, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP10-04

Posted: 12 Jan 2011

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Yilin Hou

Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Anna Ya Ni

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Ora-orn Poocharoen

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Kaifeng Yang

Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

Zhirong Jerry Zhao

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

Globalization has been challenging the theory and practice of Public Administration at an unprecedented level. Major policy issues cross national boundaries cannot be solved without international collaboration - even domestic issues will be better understood and addressed with a global perspective. To advance Public Administration theory building, we need to examine issues across national and ethnodemographic divisions in order to better understand and explain context-specific phenomena. To ensure Public Administration's relevance to practice, we must reach out to the global public administration community in academic exchanges, global innovation and diffusion of best practices, and collaborative education. In the Minnowbrook spirit, we advocate moving toward Public Administration with a Global Perspective (PAGP) to render our teaching, research, and engagement more relevant to the changing reality of globalization. PAGP emphasizes serving a global community by building theories that offer greater explanatory power, have higher acceptability, and are more responsive to the demands in diverse and specific contexts.

Keywords: global public administration, Public administration, global perspective, globalization

Suggested Citation

Hou, Yilin and Ni, Anna Ya and Poocharoen, Ora-orn and Yang, Kaifeng and Zhao, Zhirong Jerry, The Case for Public Administration with a Global Perspective (December 1, 2010). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 1, Supplement 1, 2011, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP10-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1738164

Yilin Hou

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Anna Ya Ni

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Ora-orn Poocharoen (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore
(65) 6516 2541 (Phone)
(65) 6778 1020 (Fax)

Kaifeng Yang

Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States

Zhirong Jerry Zhao

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs ( email )

301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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