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Literature Review on Pragmatism

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Keith F. Snider offers the following summary about the topic of Pragmatism: This entry discusses the connections between philosophical pragmatism and public administration. It describes the main ideas of turn-of-the-twentieth-century pragmatic philosophers and the extent to which those ideas were evident at public administration's founding and throughout its development as a field of study and practice. With a few exceptions, pragmatism's influences on the field throughout most of the twentieth century are revealed to be tenuous and indirect. This entry concludes with a discussion of more recent developments, specifically projects done by some administrative theorists to recover the field's historical roots in pragmatism and the influence of Richard Rorty's neopragmatism.


Notes and References

  1. Entry about Pragmatism in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

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