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Focus and Scope
Public administration is, as Woodrow Wilson writes in 1887, government in action. Government comes into existence, according to Aristotle’s famous phrase, for the sake of life – for our protection –, yet it exists for the good life. The good life is the reason we have governments. Can we have a science about good government actions – about good public administration? Public administration as a discipline of contemporary scholarly inquiry emerges precisely from the need to design better government actions and from the need to know what makes government actions better, and why. This is the beginning of Kameralwissenschaften in 17th century continental Europe epitomized by the publication of Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff’s Der Teutsche Fürstenstaat in1656. This tradition climaxes in 19th century German Staatswissenschaften, which is, however, also a decidedly Estonian tradition: some of the most important representatives of the late 19th century German Staatswissenschaften (Wagner, Lexis, Stieda, Laspeyres, Bücher) worked at one point in their career in Estonia. Administrative Culture firmly positions itself within this tradition which, by default, means openness to other traditions, schools and also cultures and languages.
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Peer Review Process
Submissions will be reviewed anonymously.
The journal is published bi-annually - in the last day of April and October.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Administrative Culture is available in EBSCO, Central and Eastern European Online Library, and Google Books. Administrative Culture is abstracted in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, EBSCO Public Administration Abstracts and PA@BABEL (Public Administration's dataBase for Accessing academic puBlications in European Languages).