Relational Public Administration: A synthesis and heuristic classification of relational approaches

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Interest in the relational dimensions of public administration is growing. However, the significance of relationality has not been understood, nor has the diversity of relational approaches been synthesized into a coherent research agenda. Relational public administration developed from the decline of rational policy models and the advent of network governance. We draw on relational sociology to formulate a relational perspective of larger scope, integrating relational process ontology, practice theory, social network analyses, and interpretive policy analysis. A heuristic framework classifies relational public administration research in four types: Connected Actors, Co-Creation Networks, Interactive Performance, and Dynamic Systems.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management Review
Early online date1 Jul 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2019

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