Syllabus Fall 2021 to Spring 2022


This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of public administration. In this course students will learn about the foundations of public administration and public sector ethics, probe historical and contemporary questions concerning the field, and analyze practical and ethical challenges facing public administrators. In class sessions we shall study how successful administrators gain support from the public and attain legitimacy through use of reason and ethics while solving pressing societal problems. In addition, we will examine civil servants’ actions grounded in benevolent service to citizens as they strive to produce the greatest good for the greatest number through the use of discretion in the administration of public affairs.


  • Holzer, M., & Schwester, R. W. (2019). Public administration: An introduction (Third Edition). Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138579668.


  1. Introduction to Public Administration
  2. Ethics and Public Administration
  3. Organizational Theory and Management
  4. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector
  5. Politics and Public Administration
  6. Public Budgeting and Citizen Participation
  7. Public Decision Making
  8. Collaborative Governance
  9. Performance in the Public Sector
  10. Public Administration and Social Equity
  11. Policy Evaluation
  12. Technology and Public Administration