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Course module: 630010-B-6
630010-B-6
Introduction to Public Governance
Course info
Course module630010-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; Tilburg School of Politics and Public Admin.;
Is part of
B Public Governance
B Public Governance
Contact persondr. M.M.A.C. van Ostaijen, MSc.MA.
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr.ir. G. Bekebrede
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prof. dr. F. Hendriks
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Lecturer
dr. N. Karsten, MSc.MA.
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Coordinator course
dr. M.M.A.C. van Ostaijen, MSc.MA.
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Lecturer
dr. M.M.A.C. van Ostaijen, MSc.MA.
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Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 13/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
After the successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
  • Define ‘public governance’ as well as related core concept such as ‘government’, ‘institution’, ‘governance mechanisms’, ‘public and semi-public organizations’, ‘network’, and the like.
  • Describe relevant theories of governance from the three disciplinary perspectives of public administration, economics, and law
  • Identify public governance traditions
  • Discuss the relevance of studying public governance practices from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Collect, select and process relevant information quickly and efficiently
Content
Ever since the early 2000’s ‘governance’ is one of the most used concepts in public administration. This course introduces students to the core concepts and traditions of public governance and discusses their relationships. It also introduces participants to the core theories of governance that have been developed in various field-relevant academic disciplines, and to the ideas and practice of comparative and interdisciplinary research on governance. The emphasis, here, is on the disciplinary perspectives of public administration, economics, and law.
In a series of interactive workshops that address contemporary governance challenges, various staff members will introduce each of the three perspectives and discuss their relevance to the study of real-world governance practices.
Students will work on a group assignment in which they analyze and compare governance practices across countries using core theories of governance of each of the three perspectives.

Examination
Take-home exam (50%); Paper (40%); Presentation (10%)

Take-home exam: Pick-up date 15 Oct, Hand-in date 19 Oct.
Resit: Pick-up 10 Dec., Hand-in 14 Dec.

Paper: Hand-in 19 Oct.
Resit: Hand-in 14 Dec.

Presentation: 15 Oct.
Timetable information
630010-B-6|Introduction to Public Governance
Required materials
Reader
This reader includes chapters of the book: Anserll, C. & Torfing, J. (2016), Handbook on Theories of Governance, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, ISBN 978 1 78254 849 2 (Introduction, chapter, 1, 7, 11, 15, 16, 17, 28, 35).
Title:Reader Introduction to Public Governance
Articles
articles on Blackboard
ISBN:9781137528360
Title:Comparative Government and Politics, An introduction (p. 1-48) (chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Author:Hague, R. & Harrop, M., McCormick, J. (2016)
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:10
Recommended materials
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Tests
Take-home exam

Paper

Presentation

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