Looking Forward: Adjusting to the New Paradigm

  • Sharon H. MastracciEmail author
  • Mary E. Guy
  • Seung-Bum Yang


This chapter offers a broadened frame of reference for what constitutes knowledge, extending it beyond the cognitive to embrace the emotive. It explains embodied knowledge and discusses the shift toward emotive competency in public service practice and training. Neuroscience research findings underscore the centrality of emotions to reasoning. Emotive thought is essential to embodied knowledge, which is a far fuller and more appropriate depiction of knowledge for practice and education. Embodied knowledge is especially suited to shared-power governing in the post-bureaucratic present where traditional chains of command function alongside networks to determine processes of public service delivery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon H. Mastracci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mary E. Guy
    • 2
  • Seung-Bum Yang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.School of Public AffairsUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA
  3. 3.Department of Public AdministrationKonkuk UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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