ADMN 604

Theories of Public Management

Units: 1.5

Also: POLI 610

Explores different theories and approaches to understanding public administration and reform. Considers variations in three areas: political and constitutional authority, accountability and responsibility, and the roles of elected and non-elected officials; government structures, responsibilities for policy and service delivery, and distributed governance; and patterns and trends in central decision-making, budgeting, control, transparency, and citizen engagement. Students will review seminal comparative studies on administrative practice and reform and undertake a comparative study on a selected topic.


Graduate course in the Public Administration program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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