Module Identifier MBM2410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Hugh Burroughes  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminar   11 Hours  
Assessment Course work   A seminar presentation and associated essay   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours 2 answers from 6 questions   70%  

Brief description

This module examines the principles and problems involved in the provision of goods and services by governments. After a review of budgeting and decision styles associated with public administration, problems involved in public policy implementation and policy analysis are considered. The second half of the module focuses upon the radical changes brought about in government organisations by the extensive introduction of private business techniques and market forces - `the new public management'. The case material is drawn mainly from Britain, which has seen revolutionary changes in the public sector since the early 1980's.

Reading Lists

Flynn, N.. (1997) Public Sector Management. 3rd. Wheatsheaf
Ham & Hill.. (1993) Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State. 2nd. Wheatsheaf
Ferlie, Ashburner, et al. (1996) New Public Management in Action. OUP, Oxford