What is the meaning of philosophy for local government officers?

Date

2018-12-07

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0954-0962

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

No

Abstract

This article reflects on how the philosophical foundations of public administration and the practice of local government can be linked together. Informed by Ongaro, E. (2017. Philosophy and public administration: An introduction. Edward Elgar), the relationship between philosophy and public administration is considered, followed by a discussion of what this means for local government. Virtue ethics and utilitarianism are applied to two current examples of local government practice. The article ends by detailing key points for the future relationship between philosophy and local government.

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Keywords

Philosophy, local government, public administration

Citation

Parker, S. (2019) What is the meaning of philosophy for local government officers? Public Money and Management,

Rights

Research Institute

Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care
Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC)
Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)