Lecture and seminar.
- Introduction to the public sector and private sector.
- Theories of bureaucracy and organization.
- Principles of economic decision-making
- Models of regulation and project evaluation.
- Economic considerations in policy design.
- Historical foundation of Federal-Provincial relations.
- Structure of government: federal, provincial, and municipal.
- Theories of economic regulation.
- Behaviour and history of Crown Corporations and Regulatory Agencies.
- Budget constraints, financial resources, and national resources.
- International and domestic influences.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain and evaluate the similarities and differences between the public and private sector.
- Explain and critique the theory of public organization and administration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of policy making.
- Develop ways to implement policy and to measure performance.
- Accomplish project evaluation (contingent valuation)
- Analyze and apply the principles of economic regulation.
- Define and evaluate the role of Crown Corporations and Regulatory Agencies.
- Analyze and explain the nature of financial resources and spending limitations.
- Apply decision-making principles in the context of changing international and domestic forces.
- Explain and analyze the nature of Federal-Provincial relations.
|Mid-term examination(s)||25% - 35%|
|Essay, Project||20% - 30%|
|Participation, Assignments||0% - 10%|
|Final Examination||30% - 35%|
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
One of: (instructor’s choice)
Kernaghan, Ken and David Siegal, “Public Administration in Canada”
Brander, James, “Government Policy Toward Business”
Dunn, Christopher, “The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration”
Inwood, Gregory, "Understanding Canadian Public Administration: Theory and Practice"
or text approved by department.