Module Identifier MBM2410  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Hugh R Burroughes  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   11 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 2 answers from 6 questions  70%
Semester Assessment A seminar presentation and associated essay  30%

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7