The State of Public Administration as an Academic Field in South Africa


Show simple item record Cameron, Robert 2016-09-02T08:40:47Z 2016-09-02T08:40:47Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Cameron, R. (2013). Public Administration in South Africa: The state of the academic field. Politikon, 40(3), 565-583. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-9346 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article is an overview of the state of scholarship in South African Public Administration. It begins by looking at the state of Public Administration research internationally. This is followed by an analysis of the literature on the state of the field in South Africa which focuses on empirical studies undertaken of the quality of articles both in local Public Administration journals and PhDs in the field. The findings of these studies were that Public Administration research in South Africa in respect of both journal articles and doctoral theses is of a low quality. The article suggests that Politikon along with the South African Political Science community needs to cultivate closer links with those in the Public Administration community who are interested in doing critical research on public bureaucracies. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en_ZA
dc.source Politikon en_ZA
dc.title The State of Public Administration as an Academic Field in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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