This course is about the design and operation of the organisations that matter for public policy like ministries, agencies and other organisations that deliver public services and implement public policies. The major aim of this course is to equip students with an analytical ‘tool‐kit' that allows them to engage in real‐world organisations' pertinent public management problems. Critical thinking about solutions offered in public and policy debates related to public management issues will be encouraged. By the end of this course, students should be able to:
• Assess the relevance of organisations for policy making
• Apply academic debates and literature to real‐world public management problems
• Reflect on contested issues - i.e. design solutions to such problems, and
• Develop approaches to address such problems, in particular, using systematic analysis.