Siinviidatu leidis oma koha peamiselt kahel põhjusel. Esiteks, tekstis rõhutatakse haridust puudutavaid aspekte, mis globaliseerumist ja rahvusvahelistumist käsitlevatest tekstides sageli, kas puuduvad täiesti või on kõrvalrollis. Teiseks, tekst võiks anda inspiratsiooni ka teiste valdkondade huvilistele Eestis (nt politsei), kuna kasutatav argumentatsioon sisaldab mitmeid haridussüsteemi- ja professioonide arenguid toetavaid aspekte.

Kontekstiks:

In recent decades, public administration education has benefited from an increasing awareness of and appreciation for the importance of a global perspective in the training of public servants (see, e.g. Klinger and Washington 2000; Devereux and Durning 2001; Miller-Millesen and Mould 2004; Ryan 2010; Hou et al., 2011; Murphy and Meyer 2012; Jennings and White 2018; Haque and Gunther-Canada 2018; Baracskay 2021).

Autor väidab:

I argue that taking internationalism seriously means treating the study of public administration in domestic and foreign contexts as two halves of the same, holistic, global enterprise.

Klassikud räägivad:

Wilson called for a deliberately comparative approach to the study of public administration, believing that civil servants at home should look abroad to identify best practices. “Of ourselves,” he wrote, “so long as we only know ourselves, we know nothing” (Wilson 1887: p. 220; Cf. Sadler 1900). […] “We can never learn either our own weaknesses or our own virtues by comparing ourselves with ourselves,” he wrote (Wilson 1887: p. 219).

Neli sammast:

I propose four pillars to uphold the idea that an international perspective is still essential for emerging civil servants, whether they are interested in working domestically or for the U.S. foreign policy-making apparatus, an intergovernmental organization, international non-governmental organization, or a foreign government.


Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Even so, the importance of an international perspective in public administration is something that must be reaffirmed on a regular basis. Executed poorly, an internationalized curriculum can be worse than useless; it can propagate ideas that are positively antithetical to contemporary public service values.

White, A. C. (2022). Internationalizing public administration education: Why and how? Teaching Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177/01447394221092276