Public Administration as a Professional Practice

  • Md Nazirul Islam SarkerEmail author
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Professionalism is one of the core values of public administration. In considering its essence and prestigious nature with vision and stewardship of public funds and information, it becomes a profession. There are three essential items to be a profession like knowledge, skill, and license. The public administrator possesses knowledge and skill but still lacks a license. The administrator cannot practice openly like another profession, for example, doctor, engineer, lawyer, etc.


The meaning of profession varies from sector to sector. It means an indicator of trust as well as expertise. It also means a group of people who possess a special kind of knowledge and skills in an extensively accepted body of knowledge derived from education, research, and training with recognition or license from a professional institution or recognized organization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China