- Code POGO8062
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- EmPr Richard Mulgan
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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The course takes a comparative and thematic approach to issues in public sector management, and encourages students to consider their relevance to their own countries and workplaces. The course gives particular emphasis to issues of public sector reform and draws on leading-edge research by academic staff at the Crawford School
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
After successfully completing this course you will be able to clearly and confidently:
1. understand the key concepts, ideas, theories and terminology associated with public administration and public sector management;
2 understand the main issues in key theoretical debates in public administration and public sector management.
3. .apply relevant concepts and theories to individual cases in a comparative context. ;
4. understand the main principles in public sector reform and apply them to individual cases.
5. demonstrate improved capacity for critical analysis as well as for clear and effective communication, both written and oral.
6. demonstrate improved capacity to locate and critically evaluate relevant academic sources.
There are two class notes of 500 words (worth 15% each) which require answers to questions based on tutorial readings. They will be assessed in terms of an understanding of general concepts and theories and the ability to apply them to specific examples drawn from particular countries.
A one-hour quiz (worth 20%) is held half way through the semester to assess students’ understanding of the concepts and theories covered in the first five weeks. It consists of short answers (paragraph length).
A final essay (worth 50%) requires student to analyse a particular public management reform, either actual or proposed, in terms of the concepts and theories discussed in the course.
Detailed instructions and assessment criteria will be given in the course outline.
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10 X I.5 hour lectures and 10 X 1.5 hour tutorials.
Set readings will be available electronically through Wattle.
Students are assumed to have several years experience working in the public sector.
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