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MGX9670 - International public policy and management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Gaby Ramia


Not offered in 2008


The unit provides a comparative overview of international issues affecting public sector policy and management. Topics include the concept and impact of globalisation on international public policy and management; policy analysis and implementation in a changing world; management issues in international public administration and in developing countries; notions of development; and different strategies for development. Policy formulation and management practices in selected Asian countries are examined.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the similarities and differences between public management, public policy and governance
  • analyse the relationship between the public/intergovernmental, non-profit/community and corporate sectors at the international level
  • explore the international and global dimensions of public policy, governance and management
  • explain the similarities and differences between public policy, governance and management regimes in developed world and developing world settings
  • analyse issues and problems in international public policy and management by means of Continental/regional and national case studies.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week

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