Taking Language Seriously: The Narrative Foundations of Public Administration Research

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The logic of research in public administration, argues Jay D. White, may be more like that of storytelling than of conventional social science research. In Taking Language Seriously , he examines the linguistic, discursive, and narrative foundations of public administration research and develops a narrative theory of knowledge development and use for the field. White builds his case for this narrative theory by showing how research on complex problems is grounded in language and discourse. He then explains how a variety ...

Taking Language Seriously: The Narrative Foundations of Public Administration Research 2001, Georgetown University Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780878408788

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Taking Language Seriously: The Narrative Foundations of Public Administration Research 1999, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780878407507

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