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Comparative Public Administration

  • Course Code :
    PAD 300
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Public Administration

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Area of Study :

The global context, the information revolution, and democratization trends in many parts of the world are reshaping public organizations as tools of governance in modern society. This course presents an analytical approach to critical dimensions of modern governance. The field of comparative public administration has evolved in many directions ranging from the study of administrative inefficiencies, budgeting, public policy, and distribution of government power. In this course, students explore a variety of issues related to public administration systems of countries in a comparative perspective. The topics include: political culture and administration, personnel administration, bureaucratic structures, interactions between political institutions and public bureaucracy, new public management, and planning. Students also learn about the different approaches and theories used in studying the public administration within different environments then explore the application of these theories in a comparative context on case studies. Course Goals: • Learn about the public administration definition and activities. • Explain the different approaches necessary for studying the public administration. • Identify the difference between the public and business administration. • Determine the different approaches and theories used in studying the public administration within different environments. • Describe the different models for the study of CPA such as Riggs models for developing and developed countries. • Identify the main features of development administration as it is the public administration in the developing countries.

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Comparative Public Administration

The global context, the information revolution, and democratization trends in many parts of the world are reshaping public organizations as tools of governance in modern society. This course presents an analytical approach to critical dimensions of modern governance. The field of comparative public administration has evolved in many directions ranging from the study of administrative inefficiencies, budgeting, public policy, and distribution of government power. In this course, students explore a variety of issues related to public administration systems of countries in a comparative perspective. The topics include: political culture and administration, personnel administration, bureaucratic structures, interactions between political institutions and public bureaucracy, new public management, and planning. Students also learn about the different approaches and theories used in studying the public administration within different environments then explore application of these theories in a comparative context on case studies.

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Comparative Public Administration

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the concept of public administration as "modern governance" and its role in the society
2- Identify the key elements of the public sector
3- Investigate related concepts such as: administrative inefficiency, budgeting process, public policy, New Public Management, and distribution of government power
4- Interpret different theories and approaches for studying public administration within different environments
5- Recognize the empirical nature of CPA
6- Identify the characteristics of an effective strategic model of CPA

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze the succeeded models of public administration in an adaptive way that suit the Egyptian society.
2- Survey the internal and external environment that affects public administration in various contexts
3- Distinguish between public administration systems in different countries in a comparative perspective

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply knowledge to deal with the different types of societal problems that affect the performance of the administrative apparatus
2- Construct the vision and objectives of the CPA
3- Recommend the suitable steps for reform and development of the public sector

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Develop analytical skills
2- Work effectively in a group
3- Develop communication and presentation skills

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Comparative Public Administration

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Public Administration: Concepts and Orientations 3 1
Final Exam 1
Comparative Public Administration: Purpose, Evolution and Scopes. 6 2
Models (Approaches) of CPA 6 2
Riggs Sala-Prismatic Model 6 2
Midterm Exam 1
Weidner Model for Developed and Developing Countries 3 1
Development Administration- with Special Reference to Riggs and Weidner. 6 2
Case Studies 6 2
Students’ Presentations. 3 1

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Comparative Public Administration

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Data show and computer in lectures
Simulations
Demonstration videos
Presentations
Group discussion
Debates
Research Paper

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Comparative Public Administration

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Comparative Public Administration

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Globalism and Comparative Public Administration Jamil E. Jreisat  CRC
Public Administration Roots And Wings Nirmal Singh GALGOTIA

Recommended books :

Jamil E. Jreisat, Comparative Public Administration. Westview Press, Co., 2002.

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