2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

PAD 746 Comparative Public Administration

This hybrid course explores the similarities and differences among the public administration systems in governments throughout the world. The focus will be the institutions for decision-making, delivering services, regulating behavior and managing the economy. Also included will be issues of transparency, accountability, participation, failed states, centralization/decentralization, performance management, inspection and oversight, and the political and cultural contexts of public administration. Particular attention will be paid to the reconstruction of government institutions in war-torn societies, the shift in functions and institutions to manage capitalist economies, and administrative reforms aligned with globalization.