PMPA 809: Management in the Public Sector
Description: Moving from having a policy idea and then actually bringing it to fruition poses of the greatest challenges for us working in and thinking about the public sector. Many good ideas and intentions founder when they meet reality. Many fast and easy solutions ignore the complexity of the public realm. What does it take to manage successfully in the public sector? If we can answer even part of that question for you, the course will have achieved its over-riding goal.
Here is how the course has been designed to meet that ambition:
- To situate public management in the context of policy-making, democratic values and democratic institutions.
- To equip students with a way of thinking about management that we will call a framework for assessing how to deliver public goods within a public sector values.
- To understand the implications of managing through various delivery instruments, sustaining the public sector values inherent and assessing the optimal instrument choice.
- To explore and understand key public sector management challenges such as accountability, managing with partners in an increasingly complex array of organizational service delivery systems and the changing landscape of management technique.
Faculty: Andrew Graham (2013-14)
Source: Syllabus on this page downloaded from Andrew Graham's web site at http://post.queensu.ca/~grahama/ (accessed 10 January 2014)