POLS4207 Comparative Public Administration (3 units)
- For GIS major: POLS1005 Foundations of Political Science and POLS3017 Government and Politics of China and POLS2015 Government and Politics of Hong Kong and POLS2205 European Politics and Society: French Political and Government System or POLS2206 European Politics and Society: German Political Systems and Society or POLS3207 Government and Politics of the UK or POLS3215 Government and Politics of the US For ES major: EURO2007 The Political Economy of the European Union
This course aims to examine critically the major concepts and theories of public administration within a comparative framework. It compares the European model with those of other countries such as USA, China and other Asian countries. Case studies from those countries will be used in lectures, tutorials, and as research foci for students. Problems in the stages of policy formulation and implementation will be studied with emphasis on two major variables, the civil service and the legitimating ideology of the state concerned. Comparative policy formulation, implementation, ethics, problems, and politics-bureaucracy relations will be discussed with a specific reference to its application in the Hong Kong settings.
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