Overcoming Parochialism in American Public Administration

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For decades, there have been complaints about the parochialism of American public administration. Too often, scholars and practitioners assume the American experience is exceptional. It is time to change this mindset. There is much to be learned from the experience of other countries, and some major problems unavoidably span national borders. There are three ways to overcome parochialism: by raising our sights to the macro-level of analysis, by engaging more broadly with other regions and fields of inquiry, and by institutionalizing diversity in our research methods, conferences, journals, and curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-266
Number of pages12
JournalPerspectives on Public Management and Governance
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration


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