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List of public administration scholars
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This list of public administration scholars includes notable theorists, academics, and
researchers from public administration, public policy, and related fields such
as economics, political science, management, administrative law. All of the individuals in this
list have made a notable contribution to the field of public administration.

O. P. Dwivedi

Howard E. McCurdy

Graham T. Allison

Kenneth J. Meier

Paul Appleby

Robert K. Merton

Walter Bagehot

Henry Mintzberg

Chester Barnard

Mark H. Moore

Reinhard Bendix

Frederick C. Mosher

James M. Buchanan

R. E. Neustadt

Lynton K. Caldwell

W. A. Niskanen - Founded the ration

analysing bureaucracy.

Michel Crozier

Robert A. Dahl

Johan Olsen - One of the developers

perspective of organizational decision ma
Can Model.

A.V. Dicey

Anthony Downs - Had a major influence on the public

choiceschool of political economy.

Peter Drucker
Patrick Dunleavy - Originated the bureau-shaping model

Dorman Bridoman Eaton

David John Farmer - Author of The Language of Public

Administration, listed as one of the candidate books for great books

of public administration, 1990-2010 (Meier & OToole, 2012,

Elinor Ostrom

C. Northcote Parkinson - Author of P

satirizes government bureaucracies and e
bureaucratic expansion.
James L. Perry

Gerrit van Poelje - Founder of the sc

administration in the Netherlands.
Jack Rabin
Hal G. Rainey

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Ken Rasmussen

Henri Fayol

Emmette Redford

James W. Fesler

R. A. W. Rhodes

Mary Parker Follett

Norma M. Riccucci

H. George Frederickson

John A. Rohr

Louis C. Gawthrop

David H. Rosenbloom

Frank J. Goodnow - Father of American Public Administration.

S.N. Sadasivan

Charles Goodsell

Allen Schick

Luther Gulick

Philip Selznick

Patricia M. Shields

Herbert A. Simon

Friedrich Hayek - Thought that socialism required central

economic planning and that such planning in turn had a risk of
leading towards totalitarianism.

Hugh Heclo

Theda Skocpol

E. Pendleton Herring

Stephen Skowronek

Otto Hintze

Ralph P. Hummel

Patricia Ingraham

Barry Dean Karl

V.O. Key, Jr.

Harold Laski

Harold Lasswell

Lorenz von Stein - Founder of the sc

administration in Europe.

Richard J. Stillman II

Camilla Stivers

Joseph R. Strayer

Frederick W. Taylor

Alain Touraine

Charles E. Lindblom - One of the early developers and advocates

of the theory of incrementalism in policy and decision-making.

Thomas Frederick Tout

Michael Lipsky - Did research on the phenomenon of street-level


Dwight Waldo

Gary Wamsley

Kenneth F. Warren

Norton E. Long

Theodore J. Lowi

Paul P. Van Riper

Niklas Luhmann

Max Weber - Did research on bureau

James March - One of the developers of the systemic-anarchic

perspective of organizational decision making known as theGarbage

Can Model.

Leonard D. White

Karl Marx - Believed that government is controlled by those with

the most influence on the economy.

William F. Willoughby

Renate Mayntz

Aaron Wildavsky

James Q. Wilson

Woodrow Wilson - Founder of the sc

administration in the United States.
Deil S. Wright

Suggested reading[edit]

Smith, Kevin B. and Licari, Michael J. Public Administration Power and Politics in the
Fourth Branch of Government, ISBN 1-933220-04-X


Jump up^ Meier, Kenneth & Lawrence OToole (2012). Influence: What kind? And How to
know? Administration and Society 44(7): 888-893


Jump up^ Farmer, David John (1995). The Language of Public Administration:
Bureaucracy, Modernity and Postmodernity, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama