This unit explores how the public sector sets policy and delivers public services. It begins by using the main concepts and theories of public management and governance to assess the various trade-offs that are involved in designing and implementing different types of public sector change. These theories are then applied to evaluate specific change initiatives across different policy sectors in Australia and on a cross-national comparative basis. Topics include: modes of governance (including 'traditional public administration', 'new public management' and 'new public governance'), privatisation, performance management, partnership working and community engagement.
|Academic unit||Government and International Relations|
|12 credit points in Politics or 12 credit points in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.