May 26, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PADM 6180 - The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration

This course examines the interplay of political and economic forces that impact roles and capacities of public administrators in the governmental and non-profit sectors. The course also reviews trends in the global economic system affecting the roles of public-serving organizations in the economy in regulating, stimulating, and mitigating the social and political impacts of the private economy. Covered topics may include: the administrative politics of interest group influence and agency constituency building; the politics of bureaucratic accountability; performance, and legislative control; interactions between citizens and bureaucracy; bureaucratic ethics; the economic roles of government and the non-profit sector in the global economy; and ties between the administration of public-serving organizations and economic institutions and processes. Students are encouraged to obtain a fundamental knowledge of basic economic concepts prior to taking the course.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course should be taken early in the master’s program. Open to Graduate students only.

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