AN OUTSIDER SURVEYS THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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An inquiry is made into the research essential for imparting to mankind an intuitive common sense, for providing a substitute for experience, i.e. a placement in context, and a visualization, of an actual event prior to its occurrence. This will be essential because of the need to deal with a more integrated populace or socialized economy, a more technically oriented world, and a more rapidly moving way of life. Four general fields are suggested for study 1 improvement and expansion of the breadth of techniques and tools of management and administration, 2 further investigation of the art of leadership and followership including such subjects as communication, motivation phenomena, and mass psychology, 3 organization of a simplified comprehensible body of information on the impact of probable advancement in the physical sciences, and, 4 more complete codification of political theory and the history of political thought. Implications are given for the development of informed human beings capable of coping with life during the remainder of this century.
- Sociology and Law