Next Steps in Public Administration


Luther Gulick. 1955. Next Steps in Public Administration. Public Administration Review 15(2): 73-76.

Gulick was prescient in highlighting the need for public administrators to develop a better ability to administer economic activity, utilize automation (he refers to computerization without naming it), and getting a better handle or using experts in democratic administration.  Gulick foresaw these priorities for public administration back in 1955 and lent his stature in the field to these issues.  Our committee is unsure why this piece wasn’t cited more in the 50s and 60s but it has been cited recently and internationally.  It’s influence clearly was more on practice than scholarship. -Editorial Board

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