Public administration and interdependence

David K. Jesuit, Won K. Paik

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In this article, we begin by reviewing the literature regarding the interaction between national bureaucratic systems and international actors and institutions. In particular, we find Keohane and Nye's notion of "complex interdependence" to be useful in understanding the emerging interactions and multifaceted nature of public administration. This is demonstrated by a case study of the successful partnership between Fiat and Chrysler, in which several public bureaucracies were essential. We conclude with our observations about public administration in an increasingly interdependent and globalizing world and offer an agenda for future research in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Bureaucratic collaboration
  • Comparative public administration
  • Globalization
  • Interdependence


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