GV483 Half Unit
Public Management Theory and Doctrine
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor Martin Lodge and Dr Kira Matus.
Core course for MSc Public Policy and Administration, MSc Public Policy and Administration (Research) and the LSE-PKU Double Degree in Public Administration and Government. Optional course for MSc Development Management, MSc Development Studies, MPA Public and Economic Policy/MPA International Development/MPA European Public and Economic Policy/MPA Public and Social Policy, MSc Regulation and MSc Regulation (Research), MSc Management and Strategy. Other postgraduates require permission of teachers responsible.
The course offers an intensive introduction into key areas of public management with reference to both developed and lesser developed world contexts. Topics include administrative doctrine, implementation, organizational change and inertia, capacity building, performance-management, leadership, institution creation, transparency and risk management. Public management is treated as an interdisciplinary field of study, with a particular emphasis on the administrative practices and change as well as the critical analysis of practical arguments about Public Management
10 lectures and ten seminars in the MT and two seminars in the first and second weeks of the ST.
Students are expected to complete two formative essays.
M Barzelay, The New Public Management, 2001; C Hood, The Art of the State, 1998; C Hood and M Lodge, Politics of Public Service Bargains, 2006; E Bardach, Getting Agencies to Work Together, 1998; M Barzelay and C Campbell Preparing for the Future, 2003; C Hood & M Jackson, Administrative Argument, 1991; H Simons, Persuasion in Society, 2001; E. Ferlie, L. Lynn and C. Pollitt Oxford Handbook of Public Management, 2005; C Hood and H Margetts, Tools of Government in the Digital Age, 2007.
A two-hour unseen written examination in the ST (100%).