Public Administration (DCC5360)
Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, Winter 2018
Overview and Class Goals
This course provides an introduction to the field of public administration. The field studies how governments work—how public administration implements the laws, regulations, and policies provided by legislators and executives. You will not only learn the structures and working of public agencies but also theories that analyze activities in public administration. This course focuses primarily on national administrative systems. Critical and comparative views are emphasized.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the core concepts of public administration.
- Understand the basic theories and models in the study of public administration.
- Analyze problems in public administration and offer solutions to them.
- Engeli, I., and C. R. Allison, eds. 2014. Comparative Policy Studies: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Kettl, D. F. 2015. Politics of the Administrative Process, Sixth Edition. Los Angeles: SAGE.
- Otenyo, E. E., and N. S. Lind, eds. 2006. Comparative Public Administration: The Essential Readings. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- Rosenbloom, D. H., R. S. Krabchuk, and R. M. Clerkin. 2014. Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector, Eighth Edition. New York: McGraw Hill.