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Applying an Implementation Lens
Balanced Scorecard as a Strategy for Performance Improvement
Building Coalitions
Bureaucratic Politics, Organizational Design and Decision-Making
Cognitive Biases
Defining Policy Problems and Policy Making Under Pressure
Developing Networks for Improvement
Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Instrument Choice
Financing and Fundraising in the Third Sector
Implementation and Policy
Implementation and Policy
Implementation and Risk
Implementation and the Budget Context
Implementation Environment
Implementing through Markets
Implementing with Partners
Improving Organizational Performance Through Competition
Learning as a Performance Strategy
Leveraging Diversity
Managing a Global Team
Managing Conflict
Managing Partnerships: Multi-Party Arrangements
Managing Risk: The “New” Way Forward in Managing?
Mission and Strategy
Models of Policy Making
Modernization of Public Sector Organizations
Multi-Level Governance
Network Assessment and Analysis
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Organizational Alignment
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Organizational Performance and Management Reform
Organizations
Organizing for Collaboration and Partnership
Organizing for Performance
Overview of Recent Trends in Public Administration
Performance Information as a Management Tool
Policy Analysis and Contemporary Governance
Policy Design and Instrument Choice
Policy Evaluation
Public Services in the Age of Restraint - new public service delivery models and the quest to do better with less
Public-Private Partnerships
Recent Trends from Comparative Public Administration
Rules vs. Discretion
TEACHING TOPICS IN POLICY AND MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS
The Crisis of “Governability” (1970s) and its Effects
The Meaning of Strategy in Public Management
The Role of Leadership in Strategy and Implementation
The Role of the Board and Strategic Governance in Third Sector Organizations
The Shift to Public Governance
Theories of Human Motivation and Decision Making: Rational Choice
Working in Teams

 

A Teaching Topic in Strategy and Structure

Bureaucratic Politics, Organizational Design and Decision-Making

This teaching topic examines the role of the bureaucracy in policy formulation in Canada, and discusses the extent to which bureaucratic politics influences the actions of policy actors. This topic also considers the ways in which the design of public organizations can influence decision-making and policy outcomes.

Recommended Reading (API 5116)

Johnson’s Thinking Government, chapters 5 and 10.

Steve A. Yetiv (2011) Explaining Foreign Policy: U.S. Decision-Making in the Gulf Wars, 2nd edition, Baltimore, The John Hopkins University Press. (code for reserve: DS 79.72 .Y475 2011)

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