Refounding Political Governance: The
Metaphysics of Public Administration points to a possible
paradigm shift in the way Anglo-American Public Administration should
be understood and analyzed. The book presents a unique approach
to the analysis of power, leadership and management in Public Administration.
The central theme is that humans make organizations in their own
image and these organizations, in turn, are a product of the way
humans think and act. The book extrapolates from historical philosophy
and personality typologies to explain the dynamics and evolution
of Public Administration. With the philosophical framework and approach
clearly explained, the book provides a critique of current practice
and recommends what is required to re-invent Public Administration,
rather than New Public Management, in Anglo-American contexts.
The book explains a new, more complex, and more useful, understanding
of the dynamics of contemporary US Public Administration situated
within the American Constitution. This book is ground-breaking and
should be useful in all graduate Public Administration courses and
professionals in the field of Public Administration.