- Code POGO8032
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- 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
Second Semester 2019
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This course introduces students to the core themes, theories, contemporary and historical experiences of public sector management and administration. The scholarship of public management and administration is located within a transnational, comparative and longitudinal context, wherein you will be exposed to international trends of best practice in public administration over time. You will learn to examine public sector management reforms through a range of theoretical lenses including political, sociological and economical. Moreover, you will learn to examine and distinguish between attributes of political administrative tradition, organizational function, and sequences in development, and how these shape public management reform trajectories.
Topics covered include political administrative traditions, administrative doctrines and organizational principles, privatizing and devolving the state, collaborative governance and networks (in multi-level/federal contexts), institutions of accountability, performance measurement, transparency and experimental/democratic learning.
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.
In class quiz (20%)
Case Study (30%)
Research Paper (50%)
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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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