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NCPAG PJPA 2008-2-4: Toward a reform framework for good governance: focus on anti-corruption

The original symposium question is rephrased in this article to start with the general one: "Is there (still) a Public administration?" with " the Philippines?" as a concluding subtext. "Yes" is the answer to both. But as a field of study and practice, Public Administration (PA) has undergone a number of identity crises and conceptual challenges from within and without. This article briefly describes and discusses the gauntlet presented by such key concepts as public management and public policy, e-government, and governmentality (the neologism coined by the French social historian and philosopher, Michel Foucault). PA has been buffeted by reforms and movements to broaden its concerns, to emulate private management, to adopt new technology, and to recognize a disaggregated and decentered (yet globalized) world in which the state and government are just two of the important actors.

UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance
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Ocampo, Romeo B.; Information and communication technologies; Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG); Development administration; Government information -- Internet resources; Public administration -- United States; Government productivity -- Philippines; Holism; Public policy (Law);
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