Public Administration Theory and Praxis

Choose any public administration theory that you have been exposed to in the MPA. Exemplary theories include New Public Management, New Public Service, Representative Bureaucracy, Citizen Participation, etc. (You can choose a theory not on this list, but must have been covered in one of your MPA classes.) Consider the books Ethics of Influence and Large Forces. Answer the following questions in 8 to 10 pages (2 to 2.5 pages per answer). Use standard fonts (e.g. 12 points Times New Roman, double spaced, 1 inch page margins).

Explain the theory that you have chosen.
Explain what Sunstein means by Nudging with respect to public policy.
What are the Large Forces, according to Alasdair Roberts?
Which combination of the above theories/ authors would you choose for your view of public administration theory and practice? Explain why.

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