2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

The Context of Public Administration

Fall 2013 quarter

Amy Gould political science, public policy , Steven Laubacher non-profit administration, public administration, organizational behavior & organizational development , Gregory Weeks

In the first quarter we explore many of the enduring issues of U.S.public administration, increasing our understanding of important aspects of the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of effective public administration. Through readings, class participation, and applying critical analysis, the intent is to gain an understanding of the “cannon” of public administration as a discipline and assess the current practices of public service. We will discuss and analyze what public administrators do at the federal, tribal, state, county, city and non-profit levels. Further, we will analyze and critique the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and the “real” practice of public administration. Finally, we will be forward looking and assess the challenges and opportunities in public administration scholarship and on the ground leadership.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat, Dec 14
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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