- Code POGO8032
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Policy and Governance Program
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Policy and Governance
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Amanda Smullen
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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The course aims to introduce students to the main concepts and theories of public management in a comparative and historical context, concentrating on the development of modern public administration in the developed democracies, particularly (but not exclusively) those of the English-speaking world. Topics covered include models of administration, bureaucracy and public management, privatising the state, governance and networks, institutions of accountability, public sector reform, public sector performance, community engagement and e-government.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Demonstrated ability to analyse and evaluate aspects of public management and administration in a comparative context;
demonstrated ability to participate constructively in class discussion of issues relating to public management;
demonstrated ability to develop a detailed proposal for reform of a particular public institution or process.
Three brief written assignments on set readings (50%) and a final essay on a report proposal (50%)
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A two-hour class will be held weekly for 13 weeks.
A ‘brick’ of prescribed readings will be available for purchase.
G. B. Peters and J. Pierre (eds), The Handbook of Public Administration (Sage 2003); O. Hughes, Public Management and Administration Third edition (Palgrave Macmillan 2003)
Reading lists will be provided for each topic in the course outline
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2414||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|