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What Does It Mean a European Learned Society in Public Administration?

Ongaro, Edoardo (2018). What Does It Mean a European Learned Society in Public Administration? In: Ongaro, Edoardo ed. Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA. Governance and Public Management (GPM). Springer, pp. 33–36.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92856-2_5
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Abstract

This chapter provides the reflection of the incumbent president of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration (Edoardo Ongaro, President 2013 to present) about the significance of a European learned society for the study and practice of public administration. Europe is about science and the modern sciences—which were conceived in Europe—as it is very much about art and artistic expression. And Europe is about philosophy, a term that was invented in the then ancient Greece. Public administration is both a science and an art, and its roots lie in philosophy. Hence reflecting on the roots of the notion of Europe is also a fascinating journey into the roots of public administration.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Author
ISBN: 3-319-92855-4, 978-3-319-92855-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 59707
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 12:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59707
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