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Public Administration research a South African Masquerade

Show simple item record Wessels, J.S. 2011-01-21T08:19:12Z 2011-01-21T08:19:12Z 2004-03
dc.identifier.citation Wessels, JS. 2004, 'Public Administration research a South African Masquerade', Journal of Public Administration, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 168-184. en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-0767
dc.description.abstract This article attends the South African masquerade of scientific contributions to Public Administration, trying to distinguish contributions with true scientific spirit from ones with no scientific spirit. As these distinctive characteristics do not seem to be so obvious, this article tries to identify some of these characteristics and apply them as a password to identify the true scientific spirit behind the masks. As the author has realised that these characteristics are only of limited assistance in distinguishing the guests who deserved to be there from those who had sneaked in by virtue of their convincing masks, he starts using what Polanyi calls his skill of "tasting like a connoisseur". This allows him to "taste" the conversations of co-guests and to draw a boundary between the tastes of the conversations of those with a true scientific spirit and those with very convincing masks. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Public Administration en
dc.subject South African marquerade
dc.subject Public Administration
dc.title Public Administration research a South African Masquerade en
dc.type Article en

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