2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Comparative Administration

Spring 2012 quarter

Linda Moon Stumpff natural resource policy, public administration

This class takes an international perspective on comparative public administration.  We will explore comparative methodologies and theoretical positions that lead to applied frameworks for study.  One position holds that there are definable universal principles of public administration that reach across nations and cultures.  The opposing position holds that culture and indigenous institutions create significant distinctions between administrative systems.  Another view holds that the political/constitutional  regime shapes  the administrative institutions and practices.  Major class activities include discussion and debate of the various positions and applied  group research in class..

Content:  Readings will consist of the equivalent of two books and some articles:  seminar papers are to be prepared before class.  You will be able to choose from a list of books that will be available by Feb. 21.  Order online or obtain books from bookstores. Some material will be posted on Moodle.   In addition, groups will do guided research and prepare a short paper and presentation that compares the administrative systems of two nations for the final day of class

Advertised Schedule
May 4-6, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun
Online Learning
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Offered During
Evening and Weekend