This scholarly work is the first comprehensive attempt to present the essence and methodology of public administration. It aims to provide a concise account of the process of development of the theory of public administration, its history in the Western world, and ideological tendencies. The book elucidates Armenian administrative thought and the peculiarities of its development in the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries. It conducts a comparative analysis of the theory and practice of public administration in the Western world with the developments of Armenian civic, political, and administrative thought, which provides the opportunity of expanding the boundaries of Armenian studies and advance the science of public administration. In addition, the book has a specific mandate of presenting the national and cultural peculiarities and the achievements of the theory and history of public administration in Armenia.
The book is especially designed for scholars and general audience interested in the theory and history of public administration.