PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS A SEPARATE FIELD OF STUDIES
Keywords:public administration, trend of studies, trend of social science.
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.