William Alexander Robson (14 July 1895 – 12 May 1980) was a British academic who was an early and influential scholar of public administration while serving as a lecturer and professor at the London School of Economics. Upon his death, The Guardian wrote that Robson was an "internationally renowned authority on public administration". Indeed, Robson can fairly be said to have established public administration as a viable topic for academic study.

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  • William Alexander Robson (14 July 1895 – 12 May 1980) was a British academic who was an early and influential scholar of public administration while serving as a lecturer and professor at the London School of Economics. Upon his death, The Guardian wrote that Robson was an "internationally renowned authority on public administration". Indeed, Robson can fairly be said to have established public administration as a viable topic for academic study. Robson was also a lawyer, author, and editor. He co-founded influential journal The Political Quarterly in 1930 and remained a co-editor of it until 1975. With associations to George Bernard Shaw, Leonard Woolf, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Robson was known for being a Fabian, to the extent that his obituary in The Times stated that he "was the last of the great generation of Fabian scholars". (en)
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  • William Alexander Robson (14 July 1895 – 12 May 1980) was a British academic who was an early and influential scholar of public administration while serving as a lecturer and professor at the London School of Economics. Upon his death, The Guardian wrote that Robson was an "internationally renowned authority on public administration". Indeed, Robson can fairly be said to have established public administration as a viable topic for academic study. (en)
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