Public Management and Governance in a Changing World

Lecturer: Dr Louise Reardon 


This module serves as an introduction to global public administration, giving students an overview of the development and dynamics of management and governance of public services. Throughout the module, students will focus on the role of the state in societies around the world and contemporary issues in the delivery of services by governments. This helps students to build a foundation of concepts and theories they can begin to apply throughout their course and in a professional setting.

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the theories that inform debates about the management of public services
  • Explain the core concepts in public management and identify their practical implications
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse organisations from a public management perspective and develop recommendations for change informed by relevant theories and concepts

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