0824 Alternative Approaches in Understanding Public Administration
- Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
- 2nd or 3rd year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Elective
- Lectures: 30
- Other forms of study: 90
- Individual work: 60
- Lecturer: Mitja Durnik, PhD
1. Objectives and competences
- in-depth understanding of the content and combining knowledge in the field of policy analysis and public administration with other scientific disciplines,
- Acquisition of a broader set of skills that assure students advantages in employment and professional career in public administration and broader,
- Raising the quality of work with individuals and groups,
- the ability of analytical and integrative thinking in the field of multidisciplinarity,
- the ability for critical analysis and problem solving, particularly in relation to vulnerable groups,
- the ability of self-reflection and ethical conduct in dealing with complex social problems and deeper understanding of the everyday problems of clients in administrative matters.
- The Changing Nature of Public Administration Operation
- Away from Predictable Models: »Public Policies are not Solely Measurable Category«
- Public Administration as Organism
- Lasswell's Starting Point: Psychoanalysis and Policy Science
- Basics of Interpretive Policy Analysis: Language, Political Psychology and Interpretation
- Critical Discourse Analysis in Public administration.
- Language and the Unconsciousness: The Contribution of the Analytical Psychology
- Discourse Analysis in Public Administration Organizations
- Theory of Metaphor and Discourse Analysis
- Political/Public-Administrative Archetypes
- How to Understand Personal Complexes of the Staff in Public Administration?
- The Phenomenon of Cultural Complexes in Public Administration
- Riccuci, Norma (2010). Public Administration : Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press (21-40) (19 str.).
- Farmer, J. D. (2015). Public Administration in Perspective: Theory and Practice Through Multiple Lenses. Routledge (1-40) (40 str.).
- Alschuler, L. R. (2009). The politics of complexes. Psychotherapy & Politics International, vol. 7 issue 2, 108-121 (13 str.).
- Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York & London: Continuum (126-195) (69 str.).
- Samuels, A. (2004). The Political Psyche, Taylor & Francis (1-98) (98 str.).
- Yanow, D. & Schwartz-Shea, P. (2014). Interpretation and Method: Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn, Armonk: M.E. Sharp (1-50) (50 str.).
4. Intended learning outcomes
- Students will understand broader political and administrative processes.
- Unconventional approaches assure multi-level operation and dealing with professional issues concerning various social groups that require different understanding and approaches due to their specific position in society.
- Ability to analyse content in multidisciplinary context.
- Combination of methodological and theoretical approaches for the purpose of analysis.
- Ability of understanding contemporary migration.
5. Learning and teaching methods
- use of e-communication tools to solve practical problems;
- seminar paper;
- group presentations;
- problem based learning.
- written exam (50%)
- coursework and active class participation (20%)
- seminar work (30%)