Toward Public Administration as a Humanities Discipline: A Humanistic Manifesto

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Eugenie Samier


As is traditional for a manifesto, the intent of this essay is a declaration of a set of principles that can serve as a philosophical foundation to administration studies. It is the exploration of a new vision, a re-conceptualisation, explicitly based on liberal humanistic values (with clear political implications). This project is intended to develop a multi-disciplinary humanities framework, similar in intent to Marx's view of a radical humanities, ‘To be radical is to grasp things by the root ... for man the root is man himself'.

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