Posts Tagged: Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics and Diversity

As discussed previously on this blog, hermeneutics is the study of the interpretation of of events. So, in studying the usefulness of hermeneutics in public administration, we must consider how different groups interpret events differently. Here’s an example: Last year, one city determined that its volunteer boards and commissions were composed of only 15% minorities,… Read more »

Hermeneutics: Something New for the Bureaucrat’s Toolkit

Public managers within a single organization commonly define fundamental terms differently. Since public managers come from diverse backgrounds and have different experiences, it’s not unexpected that they interpret the world around them differently. Are these differences in understanding detrimental to the public organization? How should public managers react to these situations? Perhaps hermeneutics is the… Read more »