Recovering Jane Addams: Public Administration Pioneer
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This presentation makes the case that the field of public administration should recover diverse voices from its past. It does this by showcasing Jane Addams as an unrecognized pioneer. It highlights her remarkable life and accomplishments particularly as a leader of the settlement movement and as a pragmatist, feminist philosopher. Key philosophic ideas such as participatory democracy, sympathetic understanding, social ethics, social claim, lateral progress, municipal housekeeping and positive peace are highlighted.