Chapter 8

Public Administration as a Vocation

Bruce Cutting and Alexander Kouzmin


The worthwhile pursuit of public administration as a vocation is discussed in terms of the Blacksburg Manifesto's (Wamsley, 1990a) call to arms and Weber's (1947) ethics of personal behaviour for public administrators. The question of who is more likely to be called to a vocation of public administration is addressed. Finally, just how the public administration can go about cultivating a true sense of administrative service is discussed.

Total Pages: 177-190 (14)

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