Modular value: 20 credits
Lecturer: Adrian Campbell
What is development management? Who does, or should, manage development? Management in a development context faces particular challenges such as acute and chronic needs, and weak citizen demand and accountability.
This module reflects on changes in the view of government, from government as the primary change agent to government as one actor in managing development, often in partnership with other developmental actors, such as civil society, NGOs, donors and the private sector. Issues examined include: The nature, opportunities and challenges of partnerships, networks and relationships between actors in development management are key to the ideas, concepts and approaches covered in the module. By considering the role of communities and civil society, the module will reflect on whose development is being managed.
By the end of the module you will be able:
Critically assess the historical context of public and development administration
Critically analyse how public management and governance contribute to an understanding and appreciation of development management
Critically analyse the role of government in national and local service provision
Critically analyse the implications of decentralisation for development
Critically analyse the role of communities and civil society in development management
Teaching and learning approach
The module will be delivered using a range of teaching and learning methods in a highly participatory environment, including interactive lectures, group discussions, student presentations, case studies and invited speakers.
The assessment for the module will consist of:
A 3,000 word essay worth 50% of the marks. Initially this essay is formative. Feedback will be given on your essay and then you submit for a summative mark
A 3-hour unseen exam 50% of the marks.
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