POL6303 - Comparative Public Sector Management

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Exclusive Courses:
POL6903 or POL6904
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enable students to understand, discover, and evaluate critically alternative management and policy implementation strategies for organizing and delivering public services. During the course, students will develop critical skills and innovative ideas in comparative analysis in relation to a variety of approaches to effective public sector management, governance and regulation. Opportunities are provided for focused, in-depth comparative study of issues and topics drawn from areas such as: modernising disciplined services; managing heritage, leisure and cultural services; the delivery of family and social service programmes; performance evaluation and audit; private and third sector (NGO and not-for-profit) involvement in public services delivery and in social enterprise; crisis management and also logistics. The selection of topics addressed each year may vary.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Individual Essay and Presentation: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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