Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM002M: Management and Governance:Comparing Public Administration around the World (MPA only)

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits20 ECTS Value10
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (3 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Andrew Massey (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

This module is only available to Students on the MPA Programme

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module exposes you to the many different kinds of public administration around the world, including exploring the disparity between what regimes and governments say they do and what they actually do in terms of accountability and service delivery. The module uses your experiences to enliven this, drawing on the international experience of the officials who are in the classroom, as well as bringing in outside speakers with the aim of delivering as broad an understanding of the comparative context of the topic as can be achieved. The module examines some of the main issues and problems confronting public sector managers such as modernization, accountability in a complex age, ethical action, oversight, audit and private-public partnerships.

Module created

01/10/2009

Last revised

02/04/2014