Unit offered subject to sufficient numbers
This unit and its two component modules address key principles underpinning government within a Westminster parliamentary system. The unit aims to provide a background to, and understanding of the theory and practice of public administration and management. The unit will examine the roles and responsibilities of the public servant, and the means through which government outputs (public policy) are formulated and implemented. This includes discussion of planning and budgeting as tools for public administration. Particular attention is paid to the question of reform within the public sector, and the issue and challenges arising from the introduction of 'public management' models. The concept of governance and its different forms provides an opportunity to examine the features of, debates about, and alternatives to current public administration.
|Unit name||Government and Public Administration|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $1,671.00||2020: $4,216.00||090101|
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Major with GPA of 6.5 or higher for Honours entry, OR, admission into R5R, R6R, R7R or C7W
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Internal: 2 hour seminar weekly (13 wks)Distance: Web based delivery
Seminar participation (20%), 2500 word discussion paper/short essay (20%), 1500 word research essay outline (10%), 4000 word research essay (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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