To Kill the King: Post-traditional Governance and Bureaucracy

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M.E. Sharpe, 2005 - Political Science - 215 pages
This original work captures the heart, and enlarges the soul, of reform movements within the study of governance and bureaucracy. Author David John Farmer provides constitutive features of a new consciousness for democratic governance that will revolutionize the subject of public administration. To Kill the King sketches post-traditional consciousness in terms of three rejuvenating concepts--thinking as play, justice as seeking, and practice as art. In a series of critical essays on each of these concepts, the book describes a post-traditional consciousness of governance that can yield enormous improvement in the quality of life for each individual. To Kill the King will appeal to any professor (whether in the post-modernist camp or not) who wants to expose students to fresh challenges and new insights.
 

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Contents

What Is PostTraditional Thinking?
1
Like a Gadfly?
21
Self and Detritus
32
Writing with a Deviant Signature
45
Listen to Symbols
57
Justice as Seeking
73
More in Heaven and Earth?
83
Self with Style
93
Practice as
127
Cult of the Leader
141
Unexamined Rhetoric
154
A Nun and Barbed Wire
168
Love and Mere Efficiency
177
To Kill the King and Good and No Places
183
References
195
Index
205

Other and Hesitation
103
Golden Ruling
113
Silver Ruling
120
About the Author 217
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