- Code POGO8137
- 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 Laura Davy
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
This course explores the theory and practice of public administration. It will introduce students to a variety of historical, political, legal, organisational and emerging perspectives on public administration, and apply these perspectives to issues public administrators encounter in their day to day professional practice. The course will engage students in classical and contemporary debates and problems of government, including the relationship between the state and civil society, the state and the market, and the state and the law.
Key themes will include power and legitimacy, equity and engagement, and the impact of structural reform on citizens and the public service workforce. Students will consider how public administrators negotiate the regulatory and organisational contexts that structure, and at times constrain, their fields of action and authority.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand key debates in public administration theory and practice.
- Apply concepts and theories from public administration scholarship to contemporary debates and problems of government.
- Evaluate a variety of historical, political, legal, organisational and emerging perspectives on public administration.
- Analyse the historical, legal, political, and organisational context of public administration.
- Demonstrate the capacity to think analytically and reflectively about the role of public administration in contemporary governance.
- Course readings summary (500 words) (15) [LO 1,3,4]
- Case response - report (2500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Reflective essay (1000 words) (35) [LO 2,3,4,5]
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A standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.
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