Introduction to Public Administration

Course Code: 
PA 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The course aims that students learn basic principles of public administration and its functions.
Course Content: 

The course emphasizes on the conceptual infrastructure and terms for public administration. It provides an introductory survey to,

  • analyze all theories and practices developed in the administrative field,
  • present universal principles of administrative science,
  • explain the emergence and development of public administration as a discipline, and describe differences between public and private management affairs,
  • give a particular examination of administrative structures in various countries specially at continental and Anglo-Saxon administrative mentality.

In addition, the course aims to evaluate the new public management principles appeared since the early 1980s in the developed countries.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

To examine the historical development between the public’s will, democracy and power within the concept of public and to analyze the government and organizational systems systems are analyzed.

 

 

1,5

1,2,3

A

To learn the theories of Public Administration.

1,5

1,2,3

A

 

To examine the evolution of Public Administration.

1,10

 

1,2,3

A

To survey the evolution of the bureaucracy.

1,13

1,2,3

A

To compare and contrast the public and private sectors.

12

1,2,3

A

To analyze the public administration system in Turkey.

1,5

1,2,3

A

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

A general introduction of the course and perspectives

 

2

Basic concepts and characteristics of public administration

 

3

Emergence and development of public administration as a discipline (what is “public administration”?)

 

4

Main approaches and theories in the study / analyse of public administration

 

5

Classic Organization and Public Administration Theory

 

6

The differences and similarities between puclic and private affairs

 

7

What is bureaucracy? Max Webers’ approach? Bureaucracy and PA ; developement and problems of bureaucracy

 

8

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

New Public Management -Governance – Good governance

 

10

Organization of Public Administration (central / local structure)

 

11

Local Authorities : conceptual and institutional dimension

 

12

 Local Autonomy

 

13

Morality, Ethics and Administrative Responsibility

 

14

Public Policies – Policy making process

 

15

Policy Transfer / Transfer of Administrative Reform

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

 

Additional Resources

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

  • AYKAÇ Burhan, DURGUN Şenol,YAYMAN Hüseyin (2003), « Türkiye’de Kamu Yönetimi », Yargı Yayınevi, Ankara, 642 s.

 

  • BALCI Asım, NOHUTÇU Ahmet, ÖZTÜRK Namık Kemal, COŞKUN Bayram (2003), « Kamu Yönetiminde Çağdaş Yaklaşımlar », Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 407 s.

 

  • ÇEVİK Hasan Hüseyin (2004), « Türkiye’de Kamu Yönetimi Sorunları », Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 352 s.

 

  • ERGUN, Turgay / POLATOĞLU, Aykut (1992), « Kamu Yönetimine Giriş », Türkiye ve Orta Doğu Amme İdaresi Enstitüsü, Ankara

 

  • ERYILMAZ Bilal (2010), « Bürokrasi ve Siyaset, Bürokratik Devletten Etkin Yönetime », Alfa Yayınları, 266 s.

 

  • GÖZÜBÜYÜK Şeref (2001), « Türkiye’nin Yönetim Yapısı », Turhan Kitabevi, Ankara

 

  • GÜLER Birgül Ayman, (2005), « Devlette Reform Yazıları », Paragraf Yayınevi, Ankara, 252 s.

 

  • GÜLER Birgül Ayman, (2009-2010), « Türkiye’nin Yönetimi: Yapı », İmge Ktabevi Yayınları, 359 s.

 

  • KARASU, Koray (2004), « Kamu Yönetimi Disiplininin Kökenine İliskin Bir Not » II. Kamu Yönetimi Forumu Bildirileri, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayını, Ankara, s. 225 - 242.

 

  • ÖZER M.Akif (2005), « Yeni Kamu Yönetimi, teoriden uygulamaya », Platin Yayınevi, Ankara, 510 s.

 

  • TURAN, Menaf (2005), « Bölge Kalkınma Ajansları, Nedir, Ne Değildir? », Paragraf Yayınevi, Ankara, 310 s.

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

   

Assignment

   

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

X

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

       

X

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

       

X

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

       

X

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

       

X

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

       

X

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

 

 

 

X

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

 

 

 

X

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

 

X

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

 

 

X

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

X

 

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

 

 

X

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

 

 

X

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

 

 

 

X

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

5

5

Homework

14

2

28

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

139

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3