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Public Management and Governance - POIR823

This unit introduces students to the role of the State in policy-making. Exploring a range of theoretical approaches, the unit provides a critical examination of an array of issues fundamental to the functioning of the contemporary State in a number of international settings. Some of the issues covered are the relationship between bureaucracy and interest groups, public administration reform, the role of the State and public administration in development, the role of ideas in administrative and policy change, and the relationship between social capital and governance. This unit will provide students the opportunity to undertake independent research into a number of these areas.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Francesco Stolfi

Admission to MPPP or GradDipPP or MPASR or GradDipPASR or MIntLawGovPP or GradCertPP or MPPPMDevStud or MPPPMPASR or MPPPMIntRel or MCTerrorism or MIntell or MSecStrategicStud Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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