Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration
PADM 5117: Public Management
This course is intended to:
Provide an understanding of the theories, values and principles of public sector management and a critical assessment of how these are implemented in practice in a parliamentary system;
Critically discuss contemporary Canadian and international research on public management and administration;
Examine how the philosophies of public sector management have evolved over time and assess the impact of institutional and managerial reforms in a Canadian and comparative context; and
Create an awareness of current key issues and challenges of public administration, and facilitate discussion of how these might be addressed.
The main focus is on public management in the Canadian context with specific reference to the Government of Canada. The course also draws on international research and examples from other jurisdictions including provincial and municipal governments.
Many course readings are excerpts from the following two sources:
Savoie, Donald J., Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability: in Canada and the United Kingdom (Toronto: UofT Press, 2008).
Leone, Roberto and Frank Ohemeng. Approaching Public Administration: Core Debates and Emerging Issues (Toronto: Edmond-Montgomery, 2011).
Faculty: Rob Sheppard, Fall 202
Source: At http://www5.carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2012-fall-course-outlines/ (accessed 4 April 2013)