Kui siinviidatud vabalevis oleva artikli autorid võtavad nõuks midagi koos avaldada, siis tasub lugeda. Avaliku juhtimise ja poliitikateaduste seosed on raskesti vaidlustatavad, nii nagu ka nende distsipliinide eraldumine viimastel kümnenditel. Siinviidatu võiks huvi pakkuda kõikidele organisatsioonidega ja poliitikakujundusega puutumuses olijatele ning kuuluda paljude kursuste seminaritekstide hulka.

Kontekstiks:

While in reality, political and administrative logics are intertwined and almost inseparable, there is an unfortunate bifurcation between political science (PS) and public administration (PA) research and teaching that hampers the quality and relevance of much PA research that frequently fails to address questions about the political foundation of administrative practices, the power struggles within and around public administration, and the administrative efforts to protect democracy and democratize public governance. […] We also need to bring PA insights back into PS. Political Science now largely ignores the largest part of government, and the very political actions taken during administration, but this is something we shall return to discuss in a subsequent paper.

Vihje kahe valdkonna seostest:

Political factors play a significant if not critical role in setting the administrative agenda, shaping the modus operandi of administrative institutions and determining administrative decisions and outcomes. The purpose of the article is to identify and describe the current compartmentalization of politics and administration research and to outline ways toward more encompassing analyses of public governance and administration.

Ühised huvid, erinevad lähenemised ja järeldused:

At times, PS and PA examine the same phenomena but do so in different ways, and with different conclusions. For example, both disciplines have concerns with corruption, but have done so in very different ways. Political science tends to focus on large scale corruption and the effects on political trust, and other political variables. Public administration, on the other hand, tends to focus on petty corruption, and its effects on the effectiveness of the bureaucracy. Likewise, political science and public administration both deal with clientelism and patronage, but again in very different ways (Panizza et al., 2022).

Autorid väidavad:

By contrast, we claim that all the links in the chain of governance connecting elected politicians with public managers, frontline staff, service users and societal stakeholders are infused with both political and administrative logics and therefore must recognize both political questions and administrative concerns.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

We have listed no less than six recent developments and insights that emphasize the need for bringing PS back into PA research. We have also provided a number of illustrative examples of the positive implications of embracing a PS focus on politics, power and democracy for PA research. Finally, we have discussed the barriers and potential drivers for crossing the divide to the benefit of both political science and PA. […] A systematic strengthening of the PS perspective on PA prompts us to rethink the key concepts of politics, power and democracy in order to further unpack them and bring them into play in PA research.

Peters, B. G., Pierre, J., Sørensen, E., & Torfing, J. (2022). Bringing political science back into public administration researchGovernance.