Sager, Fritz, Rosser, Christian, Mavrot, Céline & Hurni, Pascal Y. (2018). A Transatlantic History of Public Administration. Analyzing the USA, Germany and France. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 210 Seiten, ISBN-13: 978-1-78811-374-8 (Hardcover), 978-1-78811-374-5 (eBook).
The construct of administrative traditions is at the heart of public administration. Investigating the spread of
intellectual ideas between German, French and US scholars over the period 1870 – 1970, the study demonstrates
that “it is more realistic to interpret intellectual traditions as crossbreeds, instead of distinctively and
uniquely German, French and US breeds” (Sager, Rosser, Mavrot & Hurni, 2018, p. 3). The study supports
the notion that intellectual innovation requires strong publication output, a scientific network, and institutional