Spring 2008 Course Description

Public Management

Instructor(s): Kenneth Ashworth
Course: P A 384C - Public Management
(previously Public Administration and Management)
Unique Number: 64235
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.103
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course will focus on the leadership techniques and practices that successful executives employ to get their work done through politicians, bureaucrats, the media, lobbyists, governing boards, their bosses and supervisors, and others. It is a practical course in how leaders of public and quasi-public agencies and organizations achieve their goals for public programs they care deeply about. We will also explore important ancillary issues that arise in pursuing one's own instincts about what is right and one's own definition of the public good, such as conflict with elected policy makers, moral and ethical interests, the management of dissent, administrative evil, who should make public policy, and professionalism in the public service.

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