Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM220M: Management and Governance: Comparing Public Administration around the World

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Stephen Greasley (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


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 students who are in the classroom 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. 

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