Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM200: Management and Governance: Comparing Public Administration around the World (MPA ONLY)

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1. Models, Myths and Paradigms; how do we know what we know;
2. The interpretation of facts and the importance of context;
3. Administrative Theories;
4. Administrative practice, the Anglo/American model; the European model; Administration in Africa; Asian models of Administration;
5. Global Governance and the de-territorialization of administration.
6. Issues and problems facing public administration.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities18Lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations
Guided independent study132 Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Indicative web based resources e.g. ELE:
The module will be supported by ELE materials, including links to core texts