...Wikipedia, 2008, pg. 1). Art is a "skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation" (Wikipedia, 2008, pg. 1). Science is "knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular... Public Administration Introduction Understanding the concept of public administration and what it means to Americans is critical to virtually everyone in today's society. The purpose of this paper is to briefly define 'public administration'; discuss whether its most appropriately seen as an art, science, or craft; and to discuss what is meant by partisan, policy, and system politics.
In order to understand the deeper concepts of public administration, it is first essential to understand the...