Comparative Public Sector Management (GOVT3987)


This unit explores how the public sector sets policy and delivers public services. It begins by using the main concepts and theories of public management and governance to assess the various trade offs that are involved in designing and implementing different types of public sector reform. These theories are then applied to evaluate specific reform initiatives and compare reform patterns between different countries and across different policy sectors. Topics include: public administration, privatisation, performance management, partnership working and community engagement.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


2250wd research essay (50%) and 1.5hr exam (35%) and 750wd equivlent group presentation and peer review (15%)

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12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations



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