Postgraduate Module Descriptor

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

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the order indicated:

  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 Activity2211 Seminars (2 hours each)
Guided independent study 118Reading set texts and wider reading and preparatory notes use of ELE for asynchronous activities and discussions.
Guided independent study160Assignment preparation

Online Resources

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

The module will be supported by ELE materials, including links to core texts