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Jeremy Bentham: utilitarianism, public policy and the administrative state

Lawrence L. Martin (Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, USA)

Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X

Article publication date: 1 September 1997

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Abstract

This article critiques the major works of Jeremy Bentham as they apply to three areas: public policy, social reform and administrative theory. The article concludes that jeremy Bentham’s contributions to all three areas has been significant, but that in the area of administrative theory he has not received the recognition he deserves. The article points out that Jeremy Bentham developed a complete theory of administration more than a century before such figures as Henri Fayol and Luther Gulick.

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Martin, L.L. (1997), "Jeremy Bentham: utilitarianism, public policy and the administrative state", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 272-282. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552529710181622

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