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Toward Public Administration as Human Science

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2013, 23(4), pp.167-189
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Ahn, Jiho 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study discusses Norbert Elias’ concept of figuration in depth along with ways in which the concept can be applied and give meaning to today's public administration. To this end, the works of Norbert Elias are reviewed from a genealogy perspective, and the figuration concept, which lies at the core of the sociology of Elias, is explained from the perspective of human science. Elias emphasizes the relationships between individual and society, the importance of power and time in social science, and of being a person who is balanced in their approach to others. The concept of figuration is applied to overseas cultural policy to raise the possibility of utilizing figuration in public administration more generally. Finally, I reflect upon recent trends in the study of public administration to highlight the utility of Elias’ figuration.

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