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Title

  • Main Title The Development of Public Administration as a Field of Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Creator

  • Author: Al-Huwaity, Swailem A. (Swailem Audah)
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Smith, Howard Wellington
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Thompson, John T.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Reid, Margaret F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Kingery, Dwane
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 1989-12

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the evolution and development of the field of public administration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Factors which brought about programs of public administration and which have been influential in the development of these programs were analyzed. Although the historical roots of Saudi public administration are traced to the recapture of Riyadh by the late King Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 1902, modern public administration in the Kingdom actually began in 1953 with a royal decree which established the Council of Ministers. Factors that led to the establishment of the Institute of Public Administration and the birth of public administration programs at major Saudi universities include the country's rapid socioeconomic growth, rapid administrative expansion, and policies of administrative reform, higher education development, and the ambitious Five-Year Plans. Despite the fact that attention to the field of public administration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to the establishment of the College of Commerce at King Saud University in 1959, the real start of teaching public administration in Saudi universities is considered recent. The field of public administration is paralleled with the establishment of the Departments of Public Administration in King Abdulaziz University in 1971, followed by similar steps at King Saud University in 1978. This study revealed that the Saudi Institute of Public Administration and institutions of higher education offering programs of public administration have played a highly influential role in the development of public administration in the Kingdom. However, current research in the field and practice of public administration at the university level is narrowly focused on faculty promotion. The research conducted for this study did not clarify the degree to which efforts are being made to bring theory closer to actual practice. However, a greater need for coordination between university-based public administration programs and governmental agencies seems strongly indicated.
  • Physical Description: ix, 335 leaves: ill

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Public administration -- Study and teaching -- Saudi Arabia.
  • Keyword: public administration
  • Keyword: Saudi Arabia
  • Keyword: Council of Ministers
  • Keyword: Institute of Public Administration

Coverage

  • Place Name: Saudi Arabia

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Al-Huwaity, Swailem A. (Swailem Audah)
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002714142-Al-Huwaity
  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.3077
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1451348
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc331892

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Higher and Adult Education
  • Degree Discipline: College Teaching/Public Administration
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas