GV483 Half Unit
Public Management Theory and Doctrine
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Prof Martin Lodge CON.3.08
Chase Foster CON.3.10
This course is available on the MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Columbia), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Hertie), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and NUS), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Sciences Po), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Tokyo), MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact, MSc in African Development, MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University), MSc in Public Policy and Administration, MSc in Regulation and Master of Public Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
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 hours of lectures and 13 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the MT.
Week 6 will be a Reading Week. Week 11 in MT will be used for individual advice sessions.
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; L. Lynn and C. Hill, ; 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.
Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2017/18: 37
Average class size 2017/18: 18
Controlled access 2017/18: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Specialist skills