Public Administration as an Academic Discipline and Social Science

  • Md Nazirul Islam SarkerEmail author
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Discipline actually focuses on the way of thinking or certain behaviors. Discipline also focuses specific way of creation of knowledge and organization of learning. Academic discipline is a way of thinking or a certain behavior, knowledge creation, learning, and teaching in an academic setting.


Public administration is a dynamic discipline. It is a set of processes, organizations, groups, society, as well as individuals associated with implementing laws and other rules administered by judiciary, legislatures, and executives (Pandey 2017). The concept of public administration has been gradually changed with time and made accordingly to the necessities of organizations, societies, as well as individuals. It also varies with the context of the country (Kim 2017). The model of administration of developed countries is not compatible with developing countries. So, it is necessary...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China