Public service has several meanings. First, ‘the public service’ refers to people employed by governments to carry out the administrative functions of the state; second, a public service refers to a service authorized and funded by government. Third, a public service can also refer to any service provided to the public. Finally, public service can refer to the motivation of people who feel a sense of duty or responsibility for contributing to the welfare of others and to the common good of the community or society.
|Title of host publication||Motivation in public management: the call of the public service|
|Editors||J. Perry, A. Hondeghem|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|