Courses Catalogue

Comparative Public Administration

COURSE CODE: PAD 3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Adminstration, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course on Comparative Public Administration centers on the operation of the Public sector. In particular, the course shall tackle issues such as the conceptual definitions of Public Administration; the dichotomy between what is assumed to be private and what is assumed to be public; the debate between Administration and Management which way forward; the different perspectives and models developed in studying this discipline. The course shall further span and draw cases from the public sectors of the ‘more developing’ and the least developing nations of the world; the conduct of the affairs of the public sector, such as recruitment, policy making, leadership, budgeting and maintenance of law and order.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course is aimed at exposing students to principles and concepts of comparative public administration, that is, both public and private. It also aims to give them analytical skills to compare the different administration systems of different countries and identify the best practices.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students should be able to;

  • Appreciate issues involved in comparative public Administration.
  • Analyze the concepts of public administration
  • Understand the Political and Economy of Public administration
  • Acquire knowledge on Public Policy – making process.
  • Appreciate Recruitment in public Resource policies
  • Acquire skills on issues of Public Budgeting
  • Understand challenges of managing the civil services.