n Journal of Public Administration - Public administration scholarship in South Africa : an inevitable postulation of prospects

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This article postulates for the quality of Public Administration scholarship. To support this postulation, a discussion on the transformation of higher education is undertaken. Further, an ingemination of scholarship functions is undertaken in an effort to contextualise Public Administration scholarship within the broader understanding of the expectation of what constitutes scholarship. A synthesis of scholarship functions is done to describe what qualities Public Administration scholars should identify with, in their quest to undertake scholarship activities. Finally, a postulation of Public Administration scholarship prospects is drawn to argue for the need to introduce a standardised professional framework. Such a framework is necessary in ensuring that Public Administration scholarship sustains itself.

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