Microbrook, Mesobrook, Macrobrook

Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Forthcoming

24 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2019

See all articles by Sebastian Jilke

Sebastian Jilke

McCourt School of Public Policy; Georgetown University

Asmus Leth Olsen

University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science

William G. Resh

University of Southern California- Sol Price School of Public Policy

Saba Siddiki

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This article assesses the field of public administration from a conceptual and methodological perspective. We urge public administration scholars to resolve the ambiguities that mire our scholarship due to the inadequate treatment of levels of analysis in our research. Overall, we encourage methodological accountability through a more explicit characterization of one’s research by the level of analysis to which it relates. We argue that this particular form of accountability is critical for effective problem solving for advancing theory and practice.

Keywords: Public management, Public administration, Minnowbrook

JEL Classification: D73, H49

Suggested Citation

Jilke, Sebastian and Olsen, Asmus Leth and Resh, William G. and Siddiki, Saba, Microbrook, Mesobrook, Macrobrook (2019). Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3442606

Sebastian Jilke (Contact Author)

McCourt School of Public Policy; Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

Asmus Leth Olsen

University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science ( email )

Øster Farimagsgade 5, opgang E
Copenhagen, DK-1353
Denmark
+45 35 32 33 66 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://polsci.ku.dk/english/

William G. Resh

University of Southern California- Sol Price School of Public Policy ( email )

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
United States

HOME PAGE: http://priceschool.usc.edu/william-g-resh/

Saba Siddiki

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ( email )

400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

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