Concepts and Terms
… the 1,000+ concepts and terms that constitute
the essential vocabulary of public management
A database of concepts and terms taught in MPP and MPA programs
The pages accessed through the index below include all the concepts and terms on the new Atlas (links in the top table on the index page) and most of the concepts on the original Atlas (links on the bottom table on the index page).
Supplementary materials can be found at Atlas Resource Pages.
The concept pages produced on the new Atlas are devoted to those we call core concepts (including effective practices, or micro-skills, see Skills and Tacit Knowledge, and terms) that is, the concepts and terms needed in the 120 core normed topics. As of 15 February 2017, the new Atlas has 599 core concept pages created from our analysis of approximately half of the 120 core topics. We estimate that to provide adequate coverage of all 120 core topics, between 1,000 and 1,200 core concept pages will need to be generated.
The core concepts appear in the alphabetical list on the bottom of the left menu bar on this page.
Other lists of concepts and terms
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 15 February 2017.
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