Public Administration as a Separate Field of Studies

Aleksandras Patapas, Vainius Smalskys


The article deals with the problem of public administration as a separate field of studies. Though public administration could be treated as a separate field of social sciences, the authors of the present article argue that public administration should be treated as a separate field of studies.
Growing convergence of the processes of public policy and administration provides the basis for the emergence of a new separate group of the fields of studies, namely, public governance, thus providing a new possibility of placing public administration as well as public policy as separate fields of studies under this group.


public administration; trend of studies; trend of social science

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603