Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM007M: The New Public Management: Principles, Practice and Prospects

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits20 ECTS Value10
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (3 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Stephen Greasley (Convenor)


This module is only available to students on the MPA Programme

Available via distance learning


This module will provide you with comparative and critical perspectives on the theories and the applications of the New Public Management (NPM). You will explore the underlying theoretical and conceptual assumptions driving the adaptation and the application of the NPM and the impact of adopting NPM techniques on the performance of public organisation and more generally on the public-private relationships. The new arrangements between public and private organisations will be examined in addition to their implications to the public-private governance. You will also gain a critical perspective on the applications of the NPM worldwide. The results of the application greatly varied between the developed and developing courtiers and within each category of these two groups.

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