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Challenging times, challenging administrationThe role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland$
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Chris McInerney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088292

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.001.0001

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The role of public administration in promoting and protecting social justice

The role of public administration in promoting and protecting social justice

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(p.32) 2 The role of public administration in promoting and protecting social justice
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Challenging times, challenging administration
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Chris McInerney

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.003.0003

Chapter 2 provides a conceptual rationale for public administration to play a proactive role in the pursuit of social justice objectives. It firstly situates the administrative function within a broader set of perspectives on the role of state, its size and its role in the delivery of supports and services to citizens, perspectives that clearly impact on the shape of the administrative system. In the same vein, it promotes the public administration system as a basic institution of democracy, one that has a consequent responsibility to create the conditions for a socially just state. Seen in this way, public administration is challenged to play a role in leading and facilitating citizens to establish the basis for fair co-operation and ‘a well-ordered society’. Recognising that not all perspectives on public administration assume such a starting point Chapter 2 also explores the war of ideas that exist between the more social justice oriented ideas of New Public Administration and the more efficiency oriented views associated with New Public Management.

Keywords:   Public administration, Just society, New Public Administration, New Public Management

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