FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESPOLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


ADM 1225 Administration and Organization in Public Context

 

ADM 1225

ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION IN PUBLIC CONTEXT

2012-2013 Spring Semester

(Section 1)

 

Dr. Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ

Room Number: A-313

Telephone: 2102027

e-mail: bayirbag@metu.edu.tr

Time & Place: Tuesday 12:40 – 15:30 (FZ 17)

Office hours: Tuesday 10:40 – 12:30

 

COURSE OUTLINE

The Objective

The objective of this course is to acquaint the students of political science and public administration with the fundamental concepts, definitions, approaches and problems of administration in general and public administration in particular. Such knowledge is essential for further and advanced studies and courses in the forthcoming years of their career.

 

 

Course Content: (Required readings will be announced in the classroom)

 

1-   Introduction: Why do we study public administration? + Dealing away with the preconceived notions of state, public, bureaucracy

      week 1

 

2-   The concepts and their definitions about public administration: The questions of administration, public, public administration.

 

week 2:

-          Frederickson, H. George (1997) The Spirit of Public Administration, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pages 27-43

-          Waldo, Dwight (1987 [1955]) "What is public administration?" in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 2nd edition, Chicago: The Dorsey Press, pages 229-241

-          Fişek, Kurthan (2005), Yönetim, Ankara: Paragraf Yayınları, sayfalar 31-45, 49-69, 87-101.   

-          Dunsire, Andrew (1973), Administration-The Word & The Science, London: Martin Robertson Press,  pages 1-17.

     

     week 3:

-          Polatoğlu, Aykut (2000) Introduction to Public Administration: The Case of Turkey, Ankara: Metu, pages 1-5 (up to section 3)

-          Waldo, Dwight (1953) Ideas and issues in Public Administration: A book of readings, New York: McGraw-Hill, pages 49 - 63, includes "Bureaucratic Management" by Ludwig Von Mises, and "Government is Different" by Paul H. Appleby with the introduction by D. Waldo.     

-          Nigro, Felix A. and Lloyd G. Nigro (1984) Modern Public Administration, Cambridge: Harper and Row, pages 3-11 only

 

 

 

 

3-   Locus of public administration: Boundaries of public administration

 

      week 4:

-          Rosenbloom, David H. (1992 [1983]) “Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 510-522.

-          Herring, E. Pendleton (1992 [1936]) “Public Administration and the Public interest”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 75-79.

-          Goodnow, Frank (1992 [1900]) “Politics and Administration”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 25-28.

 

      week 5:

-          Gerth, H. H. And C. Wright Mills (eds) (1958) From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology, New York: Oxford University Press -  the section, “the presuppositions and causes of bureaucracy”pages 204 – 209.

-          Kamenka, Eugene (1989), Bureaucracy, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, pages 157-172.

-          Marx, Karl (1984[1967, 1971]), “The Spirit of Bureaucracy and Beyond Bureaucracy: The Paris Commune”, Frank Fischer and Carmen Sirianni (ed.), Critical Studies in Organization & Bureaucracy, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pages 20-28.

-          Marx, Morstein (1957) The Administrative State, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, chapter 2, pages 16-33

-          Üstüner, Yılmaz (2003) “Siyasa Oluşturma Sürecinde Ağ Yönetişimi Kuramı” (The theory of Network Governance in the policy-making process), Amme İdaresi Dergisi, c.36 (3), sayfalar 49-65.

-          Akbulut, Örsan Ö. (2005), Siyaset ve Yönetim İlişkisi-Kuramsal ve Eleştirel Bir Yaklaşım-, Ankara: TODAİE Yayını, sayfalar 142-155.

 

4-       Focus of public administration: Public administration at work

 

week 6

-          Taylor, Frederick W. (1992 [1912]) “Scientific Management”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd editionCalifornia: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 29-32.

-          Braverman, Harry (1984 [1974]), “The Real Meaning of Taylorism”, Frank Fischer and Carmen Sirianni (ed.), Critical Studies in Organization & Bureaucracy, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pages 55-61.

-          Gulick, Luther (1992 [1937]) “Notes on the Theory of Organization”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd editionCalifornia: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 80-89.

-          Simon, Herbert (1992 [1946]) “The Proverbs of Administration”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd editionCalifornia: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 150-165.

 

 

 

 

week 7

-          Henry, Nicholas (1975) Public Administration and Public Affairs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, pages 69-79  are must but it is recommended that you read from 55 to 79.

-          Lipsky, Michael (1992 [1980]) “Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 476-484.

 

week 8: Review & the Mid-Term Exam

 

5-   The history of administration and public administration: The past, the present and the futıre of the discipline

     

      week 9

-          Wilson, Woodrow (1992 [1887]) “The Study of Administration”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 11-24.

-          Akbulut, Örsan Ö. (2005), Siyaset ve Yönetim İlişkisi-Kuramsal ve Eleştirel Bir Yaklaşım-, Ankara: TODAİE Yayını, sayfalar 75-82, 91-101, 106-114.

-          See Simon, Herbert (1992 [1946]) from week 6

-          Sayre, Wallace S. (1968 [1958]) “Premises of Public Administration: Past and Emerging” in A. M. Willms and W. D. K. Kernaghan (eds.) Public Administration in Canada: Selected Readings, Toronto: Methuen, pages 26-30.

     

     week 10

-          Frederickson, H. George (1992 [1971]) “Toward a New Public Administration”, in Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde (eds) Classics of Public Administration, 3rd edition, California: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company, pages 368 - 381.

-          Aksoy, Şinasi (1995) “Yeni Sağ ve Devletin Değişimi”, Kamu Yönetimi Disiplini Sempozyumu Bildirileri 2. Cilt, Ankara:TODAİE Yayını, sayfalar 159-173.

 

week 11

-          Lane, Jan-Erik (2005), Public Administration and Public Management-The Principal-Agent Perspective-, London:Routledge, pages 1-28.

-          Üstüner, Yılmaz (2000) “Kamu Yönetimi Kuramı ve Kamu İşletmeciliği Okulu” (Public Administration Theory and the Public Management School), Amme İdaresi Dergisi, c. 33 (3), sayfalar 15–31. (pages 15 – 24 are must)

-          Akbulut Örsan Ö. (2007), “Kamu Yönetiminde İşletmecilik Sorunu”, Mülkiye, Bahar, Cilt XXXI, Sayı 254, sayfalar 73-86.

-          Bovaird, Tony (2002) “Public Management and Governance: Emerging trends and potential future directions” in Eran Vigoda (ed) Public Administration: An Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis, New York: Marcel Dekker, 345-356 must, but pages 345-376 are recommended.

 

week 12

-          Frederickson, George H. and  Kevin B. Smith (2003), The Public Administration Theory Primer, Oxford: Westviev Press, pages 127-159 [Postmodern Theory]

 

 

 

6-   The principles and the structure of public administration in Turkey: Historical, social and institutional context

 

      week 13

-          Turan, İlter (2003 [1999]) “Türk Bürokrasisinde Süreklilik ve Değişim”, Burhan Aykaç, Şenol Durgun ve Hüseyin Yayman (der.) Türkiye’de Kamu Yönetimi içinde, sayfalar 121 – 144.

-          Polatoğlu, Aykut (2000) Introduction to Public Administration: The Case of Turkey, Ankara: Metu, pages 73-84 (up to section 5)

 

      week 14

- Polatoğlu, Aykut (2000) Introduction to Public Administration: The Case of Turkey, Ankara: Metu, pages 84-127 (up to section 3)

           

 

The rules of the course:

 

Students’ full and active participation is essential. All students are expected to come prepared to the class and participate in the discussions, which are going to be the basis of the course along with the lecturing. There is going to be one mid-term and one final examination (Midterm examination: 40% + Final examination: 60%).

 

Suggested reading material:

 

1-Shafritz & Hyde, (eds.) Classics of Public Administration, Chicago:Dorsey Press, 1996.

2-Denhardt, R. Theories of Public Organization, California: Cole, 1984

3-Henry, N. Public Administration and Public Affairs, Georgia:Prentice Hall, 1990.

4-Self, P. Administrative Theories and Methodologies, London:George Allen, 1972

5-Ergun, T,Polatoğlu A. Kamu Yönetimine Giriş, TODAİE: Ankara.

6-Ergun, T., Kamu Yönetimi-Kuram,Siyasa, Uygulama-, TODAİE: Ankara.

7-Frederickson, G. The Spirit of Public Administration,Jossey Bass:San Fransisco, 1997.

8-Polatoğlu A, Kamu Yönetimi:Genel İlkeler ve Türkiye Uygulaması, METU :Ankara, 2001.

9-Ott, S. Introduction to Public Administration: A Book of Readings, Longman: New York, 2002.

10- Denhardt, Robert B. Public administration : an action orientation (6th edition). Belmont: Wadsworth, 2009.

11- Peters, Guy & Pierre, Jon (eds.). The SAGE handbook of public administration (2nd edition). London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2012.

12-Cox, Raymond W. Public administration in theory and practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Longman, 2011.

13-Rosenbloom, David H et al. Public administration : understanding management, politics, and law in the public sector. Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2005.