Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be taught intensively from 9:00am - 5:00pm 13, 14 September & 25, 26 October 2014. |
Total Time Commitment:
Entry into the Master of Public Policy and Management.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Political Science at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Mr. Nicholas Reece
Around the world nations are engaged in serious efforts to reform their governments and undertake new approaches to solving public problems. This requires public sector managers to be skilled in managing change and leading innovation. This subject provides a review of recent reform and modernization efforts and the process of managing this change. The subject is taught with a strong reliance on the case method involving reading and discussion. Senior public sector leaders with an outstanding record in reform and innovation will be invited to attend to serve as real-life case studies. It focuses on areas that are in need of reform or the subject of intense innovation or are facing a significant adaptive challenge: such as civil service, regulation and service delivery. It looks at innovations that involve the use of new technology, electronic government, performance management, networks, market design and new models of regulation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government. Understanding the underlying factors that lead to effective policy, process and program innovation in government is central to the capacity of governments to deliver better policy and better outcomes for the whole community. This subject will explain what drives public sector innovation and the structures, processes and individuals that promote and obstruct it. More broadly it will cover the historical origins and theories of innovation systems from a public policy perspective. In examining these areas of reform and innovation the subject will seek to draw out key insights for public sector leaders in managing a process of change in their organisation or field of policy or service delivery.
On successful completion of this subject students should:
A 2,500 word policy proposal (50%) due two weeks after the first weekend of classes, and a 2,500 word research paper (50%) due during the semester 2 examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an intensively-taught subject, seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A selection of readings for the subject will be placed on the LMS.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should:
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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