Create a mind map of public admnistration theories and theorists. Identify a series of theorists and theories that describe and support the development of public administration and the politics-administration dichotomy as we know it today.
In order to develop a comprehensive timeline of public administration theorists and theories, it is very important to include many of the earliest theories on scientific management, which were used to develop much of the public administration methodology that we see today. The scientific management of people and activities is at the core of efficient public administration.
Sun Tzu's The Art of war was written at around 500 B.C., and gives detailed information on his theories concerning the psychological and scientific aspects of efficiently running an organization, which includes the administration of a kingdom, which we would refer to today as public administration. This work included descriptions of the importance of planning, the psychology of leadership, discipline, chain of command, etc.
At around 400 B.C. Socrates endorsed the idea that management is an art unto itself, and should be steadied as such. This was seen as the first instance in which management was viewed ...