Alexander Hamilton

  title={Alexander Hamilton},
  author={Richard T. Green},
  journal={Administration \& Society},
  pages={541 - 562}
  • Richard T. Green
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Political Science
  • Administration & Society
This article describes the foundation of Hamilton’s theory and practice of public administration. That foundation consists of four interconnected pillars: politics, organization design, ethics, and law. These pillars undergird the public administration today but are not recognized as the foundation of the field. We may be entering a period of reform in our conception of the field. If this is so, we will perhaps also reconsider the interpretation of the field’s origins. Hamilton should figure… 

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