Public Administration G (8556.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Institute For Governance And Policy Analysis||Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the principles and values underpinning traditional and contemporary models of public administration;
2. Critically appreciate the patterns of change across public administration systems over time;
3. Critically evaluate current problems in public administration; and
4. Apply problems solving skills to public sector organisational problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Equivalent units6266 Public Administration G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Period 3||30 May 2022||On-Campus||Dr Brendan McCaffrie|
4: Unit Resources
4a General public administration readings
Aulich, C. & Evans, M. (eds.), (2012), The Rudd Government, ANU Press.
Aulich, C. (ed), (2014), The Gillard Governments, University of Melbourne Press.
Aulich, C. (2016), From Abbott to Turnbull: a New Direction, Canberra, Echo Books.
Bovaird, T and Loffler, E. (2003), Public Management and Governance Routledge, London.
Christensen,T. Laegreid, P. Roness, P & Rovik, K (2007), Organization Theory and the Public Sector, Routledge, London.
Evans, M., Grattan M., and McCaffrie, B. (2019) From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide, Melbourne: MUP
Flynn, N (2007), Public Sector Management (5th edition) Sage, London.
Pollitt, C. and Bouckaert, G. (2011), Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stoker, G. and Evans, M. (eds). (2016), Evidence-based Policymaking in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter, Bristol, Policy Press.
Journals you may wish to consult include:
American Review of Public Administration
Australian Journal of Political Science
Australian Journal of Public Administration
International Journal of Public Administration
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Journal of Public Policy
Public Administration Today
Public Administration Review
Public Money and Management
Policy and Politics
The Canvas site for this Unit will contain a number of readings which students will find useful. All pre-readings will be posted and we will add additional readings for assessment tasks.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums