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The Journal of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University


Public administration has come of age. The ability to function well in government is no longer regarded as a form of on-the-job training that can be added to some other credential. Even the general public is aware of the sheer amount of grueling staff work that lies behind the public announcements of a Bill Clinton, a Ted Kennedy, a Bob Dole, or any federal agency. Government has become too complex and pervasive and multi-layered to be other than a full-time profession.

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