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First Semester

MPA 501: Fundamentals of Public Administration

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic foundational knowledge of public administration and management. The course intends aiming to familiarize the students with the concepts, theories and emerging trends of public administration and management. It also aims at encouraging the students to apply the methods used by the administrator/managers in the changed context.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Administration (LH 16)
  • Evolution, concept and scope of public administration
  • Politics and administration: Politics – administration dichotomy, representative government and bureaucracy, bureaucratizing democracy
  • Public administration as a multi-disciplinary approaches: political, managerial and legal approaches to public administration
  • Principles of public administration
  • New public administration
  • New public management (NPM)
  • Governance
  • Postmodern in public administration
Unit 2: Management and Organization Theory (LH 10)
  • The origins of public management
  • Organization Theory: Classical approaches (scientific management, organization and management; and bureaucratic theory), neo-classical approach (human relations and behavioral approach, structural organization theory) and system theory
  • Techniques in public administration (decision making cycle and process, coordination in organization)
Unit 3: Intergovernmental Relations (LH 8)
  • The evolution of federalism
  • The structure of intergovernmental relations and management
  • Dynamism federalism
Unit 4: Machinery of Government (LH 6)
  • Concept of machinery of government
  • Federal, sub-national (state) and local government machinery
Unit 5: Administration in Comparative Perspective (LH 8)
  • Political culture and public administration
  • Personnel practice in comparative perspective
  • Budget practice in comparative perspective
  • Policy making in comparative perspective

References

  • Arora, R. K. & Goyal, R. (2007). Indian Public Administration: Institution and Issues. New Delhi: Wishwa Prakashan.
  • Arora, R. (1990). Comparative Public Administration: An Ecological Perspective. New Delhi: Associated Publishing House.
  • Basu, R. (1992). Public Administration Concept and Theory. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bava, N. (Ed.) (2004). Public Administration in The 21 st Century. New Delhi: Kanishak Publishers and Distributors.
  • Berkley, G. E. (1978). The Craft of Public Administration. Boston: Allyn and Bacon Inc.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2065). Srabjnik Prashan ko Adharbhut Siddhanta. America: Shree Asisdev Bhatta.
  • Caiden, G. (1971). The Dynamics of Public Administration: Guide Lines to Current Transformation in Theory and Practice. USA: Dryden Press.
  • Cox (III), R. W., Buck, S. J., & Morgan, B. N. (2017). Public Administration in Theory and Practice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • Cox, R., Buck, S. J., & Morgan, B. N. (1994). Public Administration in the Theory and Practice. Delhi: Pearson Education Ltd.
  • Derbyshire, J. D. & Patterson, D. T. (1979). An Introduction to Public Administration. London: McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  • Goel, S. L. (2008). Public Administration: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publication Private Limited.
  • Hans, R. (1989). Principles of Public Administration. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Hays S. W. & Graham, C. B. (Eds.) (1993). Hand Book of Court Administration and Management. USA: CRC Press.
  • Heady, F. (1984). Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective (6th ed.). New York: CRC Press.
  • Henry, N. (2008). Public Administration and Public Affairs. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Hooja, R. & Arora, R. K. (Eds.) (2007). Administrative Theories: Approaches, Concepts and Thinkers in Public Administration. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • Jabes, J. (Ed.) (2005). The Role of Public Administration in Alleviating Poverty and Improving Governance. Manila: The Asian Development Bank.
  • Jain, R. B. (2001). Public Administration in India: 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance. Michigan: Deep & Deep Publications.
  • Jamil, I., Askvik, S., & Dhakal, T.N. (Eds.) (2013). In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyond. New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London: Springer.
  • Joshi, N. (1983). Evaluation of Public Administration in Nepal: Lesions and Experience. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Laxmikanth, M. (2003). Public Administration for the UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examination. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Macrae, S. & Pitt, D. M. (1980). Public Administration: An Introduction. London: Pitman Publishing Ltd.
  • Avasthi, A. & Maheshwari, S. (1997). Public Administration. Agra: Lakshmi Narain Agrawal.
  • Marini, F. (1972). Toward a New Public Administration. London: Chandler Publishing Company.
  • Nigro, F. A. & Nigro L. (1980). Modern Public Administration. New York: Harper and Row Publishers.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2003). Public Administration. New Delhi: Serials Publications.
  • Peters, B. G. (2010). The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration. London: Routledge.
  • Pokhrel, K. (2072). Rajya Janaprashan Ra Srbajnik Mamila. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Poudyal, M. (1989). Administrative Reform in Nepal. New Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Poudyal, M. (1986). Aspects of Public Administration in Nepal. Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Poudyal, M. P. (1984). Public Administration and Nation Building in Nepal. Delhi: NBO Publishers Distributors.
  • Pradhan, P. (2033). Public Administration in Nepal. Kathmandu: CEDA.
  • Prasad, R., Prasad V.S., Satyanarayan, P., & Pradhasaradhi, Y. (Eds.) (2010). Administrative Thinkers. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rabin, J., Hildreth, W.B., & Miller G. J. (Eds.) (1997). Hand Book of Public Administration. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc.
  • Riggs, F.W. (1961). The Ecology of Public Administration. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Public Administration.
  • Rosenbloom, D. H. & Goldman, D. D. (2005). Public Administration: Understanding Management, Policies and law in the Public Sector. Michigan: McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Sangeeta, S. (2007). Principles of Public Administration. New Delhi: Mangalam Publishers and Distributors.
  • Shafritz, J. M., Russell, E.W., Borick, C.P., & Hyde. A. C. (2018). Introducing Public Administration (9th ed). New York: Routledge.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2018). Contemporary Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
  • Sharma, M. P.; Sadana, B. L., & Kur, H. (2013). Public Administration: In Theory and Practice. Allahabad: Kitab Mahal Publishers.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (1981). Nepalese Administration: An Image. Kathmandu: Saja Prakashan.
  • Singh, V. (2012). Public Administration: Dictionary. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.
  • White, L. D. (1989). Introduction to the Study of Public Administration. New Delhi: Eurasia Publishing House.
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First Semester

MPA 502: Development Management-I

The objective of this course is to provide a broad knowledge of theories and dimensions of development management and make students able to analyze the issues related to development management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Development Management (LH 12)
  • Development: concept, nature, philosophy and dimensions of development
  • Growth with redistributive justice
  • Emergence and overview of development administration
  • Concept of development management
Unit 2: Comparative Public Administration (LH 14)
  • Genesis of comparative public administration (CPA)
  • Models and approaches of CPA: bureaucratic model, ecological model, structural-functional model, agraria-industria and fused-prismatic-diffracted model; prismatic sala model
  • Concept of endogenous and exogenous development
Unit 3: Institution Building (LH 6)
  • Concept of organization and institution
  • Institution building and its model
Unit 4: Capabilities of a State and Bottom up Approaches to Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of nation building and state building
  • Decentralization
  • People’s participation
  • Public private partnership (PPP)
Unit 5: Social Change and Planning for Development (LH 8)
  • Social change: concept, factors and process
  • Resource bases and resource mobilization
  • Concept of development planning (Macro, meso & micro-planning)
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development plan in Nepal

References

  • Bhargav, S. (Ed.) (2007). Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Response Books.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2005). Vikas Prashshan. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (1988). Development Management. Kathmandu: Abhasdev Bhatta.
  • Bongartz, H. & Dahal, D. R. (1996). Development Studies: Self-help Organization, NGOs and Civil Society. Kathmandu: Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  • Carcknell, B. E. (2002). Evaluating Development Aid: Issues Problems and Solutions. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Center for Empowerment Innovation and Development (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Charles, K. J. (1983). Total Development: Essay Towards an integration of Marxian and Gandhian Perspectives. New Delhi: Vika Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
  • Chatterjee, S. K. (1990). Development Administration. Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Dale, R. (2004). Evaluating Development Programs and Projects, New Delhi: Sage Publication.
  • Dreze, J. A. & Sen, A. (Eds.) (2005). Indian Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, K. P. (Ed.) (2005). Putting Development First. London: ZED Books.
  • Gasper, D. (2004). The Ethics of Development. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Jomo, K. S. & Ben, F. (Eds.) (2006). The New Development Economics. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
  • Joseph, T. M. (2009). Decentralised Governance and Development. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publications.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publication and Distributions.
  • Kothari, U. (Ed.) (2005). A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies. South Africa: New Africa Books.
  • Mose, D. (2005). Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2012). Development Administration. New Delhi:PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Pandey, D. R. (2009). Nepal’s Failed Development. Kathmandu: Nepal South Asia Center.
  • Pandey, Y. R. (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paudel, N. R. (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, R. (2005). Theories of Development. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2001). Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2003). Development Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Seligson, M. A. & Smith J. T. (Ed.) (2010). Development and Under Development: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. New Delhi: Viva Books.
  • Sen, A. (2016). Development as Freedom. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, A. (1981). Development Administration. Delhi: Shree Publishing House.
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First Semester

MPA 503: Public Sector Human Resource Management

This course provides the fundamental concepts, terminologies and technical basics involved in public sector human resource management so that students can deal effectively with human issues that arise in the workplace.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basics of Public Sector Human Resource Management (HRM) (LH 10)
  • Concept, principles, and functions of HRM
  • Evolution of HRM in the public sector
  • Strategic human resource management (SHRM)
Unit 2: Acquisition of Public Sector Human Resources (LH 10)
  • Human resource planning
  • Role and functions of recruitment agencies: recruitment, selection and placement; orientation and socialization
Unit 3: Development of Human Resources (LH 10)
  • Employee training
  • Management development
  • Career development
  • Human resources development practices
Unit 4: Retention Policy (LH 10)
  • Compensation and benefits including safety and health
  • Motivation, performance evaluation/appraisal
  • Code of ethics and discipline
  • Grievance handling, collective bargaining, retirement and dismissal
Unit 5: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Public Sector HRM (LH 8)
  • Managing diverse workforce
  • Emerging issues and challenges in working with human resources (quality of HRM and quality of HRM policies and practices)

References

  • Decenzo, D. A. & Robbins, S. P. (1998). Persona Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Adhikari, D. R. (2014). Human Resource Management. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Agrawal, G. R. (2071). Dynamics of Human Resource Management in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Ahusa, K. K. (1992). Personnel Management. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Armstrong, M. (2005). A Hand Book of HRM Practice. London: Kogan Page Limited.
  • Armstrong, M. (2012). Armstrong’s Handbook: of Human resource Management Practice (12th ed.). London: Kogan Page.
  • Cascuo, W. F. (1998). Managing Human Research. Boston: Mc Graw-Hill.
  • Dessler, G. & Varkkey, B. (2013). Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Pearson.
  • Dessler, G. (2011). A Framework for Human Resource Management. Delhi: Pearson.
  • French, W. C. (1997). Human Research Management. New Delhi: All Indian Publishers and Distributors.
  • Mamoria, C. B. (2009). A Text Book of Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Mejia, L., Balkin R. I. N. G., Cardi B., & Robert, L. (2002). Managing Human Resource. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Mondy, R. W. (2009). Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Pearson .
  • Mondy, R W. (2009). Human Resource Management. India: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nair, N. G. (2002). Resource Management. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Novit, M. S. (1979). Essentials of Personnel Management. London: Prentice Hall.
  • Prasad, L. B. (1990). Management of Human Resources. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shrestha, K. (2004). Human Research Management. Kathmandu: Nabin Prakashan.
  • Strauss, G. & Sayles, L. R. (1980). Personnel: The Human Problems of Management. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tiwari, M. (2061). Nepal Ko Nilamati Sewa Janshakti Bybasthaan, Kathmandu: Kanti Tiwari.
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First Semester

MPA 504: Public Finance

The objective of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of public sector economics and fiscal administration so as to make them competent and capable in understanding its evolution, principles and theories together with the significance of the public financial operation in the modern era.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Finance (10 LH)
  • Concept, nature, scope and significance of public finance
  • Functions of public finance: allocation, distribution and stabilization
  • Fiscal policy: concept, objectives and scope
Unit 2: Public Revenue       (10 LH)
  • Concept of public revenue, cannons of taxation, principles of taxation: benefit principle and ability to pay principle
  • Characteristics of effective tax system, revenue administration
Unit 3: Public Expenditure (10 LH)
  • Concept, structure and principles of public expenditure, pattern of public expenditure, public expenditure financial accountability (PEFA)
Unit 4: Public Debt (10 LH)
  • Concept and need of public debt
  • Sources and structure of public debt
  • Burden of public debt
  • Principles of debt management
Unit 5: Budgeting (LH 8)
  • Concept of government budgeting
  • Theories of budgeting: classical and modern concepts of budgeting
  • Types of budgeting
  • Process of government budgeting in Nepal and medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF)

References

  • Adhikari, H. P. (2007). Public Finance. Kathmandu: Renuka Kattel.
  • Adhikari, H. P. (2018). Aspects of Public Finance. Kathmandu: Image Adhikari.
  • Bhatia, H. L. (2010). Public Finance.New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bista, B. (2061). Public Finance Theory and Practice. Kathmandu: Pairbi Prakashan.
  • David, B. F. & Duncombe, B. F. (1972). Public Finance. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston Inc.
  • Hockley, G. (1979). Public Finance. London: Routledge.
  • Joshi, S. (2060). Public Economics. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • Kandel, P. R. (2061). Nepalko Sarbjanik Bitta Vybasthapanka Khi Pakshyharu. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers.
  • Lekhi, R. K. (1995). Public Finance. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Lekhi, R. K. & Singh, J. (2014). The Economics of Development and Planning. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Mehta, J. K. (1975). Public Finance. Allahabad: Kitab Mahal.
  • Singh, S. K. (2001). Public Finance. New Delhi: S. Chand & Company Ltd.
  • Singh, S. K. (2010). Public Finance: In the Theory and Practice. New Delhi: S. Chand and Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sundharam, K. P. M. & Andley, K. K. (1998). Public Finance: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: S Chand & Company Ltd.
  • Sundharam, K. P. M. & Andley, K. K. (2003). Public Finance: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: S Chand & Company Ltd.
  • Taylor, P. (1961). The Economics of Public Finance. Calcutta: Oxford and IBH Publishing Company.
  • Tyagi, B. P. (2004). Public Finance. Meerut: Jai Prakash Nath & Company.
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First Semester

MPA 505: Local Self-governance

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the theories and practices of local government system and its contemporary issues in governance dynamism so that the students will be able to bear responsibilities as activists, managers and promoters of local government system in general and particularly in Nepal.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Concept of Local Government and Local Governance (LH 12)
  • Evolution of local government and its changing perspectives
  • Features of local governments, federalism and local governments
  • Classification of local governments: basis of classification of local governments, changing roles and responsibilities of local governments
  • Need and importance of local governments, central- local relationship
Unit 2: Local Planning and Resource Mapping (LH 10)
  • Local planning process, resource planning, participatory planning with reference to local government
  • Private and NGOs participation, rural-urban partnership in planning and development, planning and community empowerment
  • Constraints on public private partnership (PPP) in local development in Nepal
Unit 3: Human Resource Management (HRM) System in Local Governments (LH 8)
  • Concept and process of HRM at local government level
  • Existing practices of HRM system in local governments
  • Issues, challenges and future perspectives in HRM system at local government level in Nepal
Unit 4: Financial System in Local Governments and Partnership (LH 10)
  • Concept of local finance and bases of finance in local governments
  • Sources of local finance
  • Concept of fiscal federalism
  • Roles and responsibilities of revenue sharing committee
Unit 5: Authority of Local Government in Nepal (LH 8)
  • Constitutional rights of local governments in Nepal
  • Judicial authority of local governments
  • Local Mediation Committee: their roles and responsibilities in Nepal
  • Contemporary issues in local governments

References

  • Baral, L. R., Hachhethu, K., Khanal, K. P., Kumar, D. K., & Sharma, H. (2004). Local Governance. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Blakely, E. J. & Tradshaw, T. K. (2003). Planning Local Economic Development, Theory and Practices. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Dhungel, D. N. (2002). Governance Situation in Nepal. Kathmandu: Institute for Integrated Development Studies.
  • Jain L. C. (Ed). (2005). Decentralisation and Local Government. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
  • Jhapa, G. (Ed.) (1998). Local Self-Government in Nepal. Kathmandu: Political Science Association of Nepal.
  • Joyal, N., Amit P., & Sharma P. K. (Eds.) (2006). Local Governance in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Khanal, R. (n. d.). Local Governance in Nepal. Democracy at Gross Root. Lalitpur: Smriti Books.
  • Maheshwori, S. R. (1984). Local Government in India. New Delhi: Lakshmi Naraian Agrawal.
  • Meehan, E. J., Roche J. P., & Stedman, M. S. (1966). The Dynamics of Modern Government. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill Inc.
  • Muttalib, M. A. & Khan, M. A. A. (1982). Theory of Local Government. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ostrom, V., Bish, R., & Ostrom, E. (1988). Local Government in the United States. NewYork: Kampmann & Company.
  • Patttanayak, R. (Ed.) (1994). Local Government Administration Reform. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pierre, J. (Ed.) (2000). Debating Governance. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Richards, P. G. (Ed.) (1975). The Reformed Local Government System. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  • Sharma, S. & Acharya, B. (2069). Sthaniya Swyatha Sashan Pranali Sidhanta ra Behawar. Kathmandu: Archana Gautam & Jamuna Aryal.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (1996). The Concept of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
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Second Semester

MPA 506: Development Management-II

The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of contemporary development efforts and their impacts. It also makes students able to analyze development goals, implementation mechanisms, and the issues related to development management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: System Capability, Development Theories and Strategies (LH 12)
  • Political system capability
  • Institutionalism and neo-institutionalism
  • Basic needs approach
  • Human right based approach
  • Ecological approach
  • Sustainable development approach
  • Human development approach
  • Inclusive approach
Unit 2: Global Development Agenda and Strategies  (LH 8)
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Unit 3: Essentials of Development Management        (LH 10)
  • Administrative capability development (training management)
  • Administrative reform
  • Human resource development
  • Uses of ICT/E-governance
Unit 4: Social Accountability Mechanisms         (LH 8)
  • Citizen charter
  • Social audit
  • Management audit
  • Performance management
Unit 5: Issues of Development Management   (LH 10)
  • Corruption
  • Poverty
  • Migration
  • Trust in public institutions
  • Climate change
  • Administrative culture

References

  • Bhargav, S. (Ed.) (2007). Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Response Books.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2005). Vikas Prashshan. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta
  • Bhatta, B. D. (1988). Development Management. Kathmandu: Abhasdev Bhatta.
  • Bongartz, H. & Dahal, D. R. (1996). Development Studies: Self-help Organization, NGOs and Civil Society. Kathmandu: Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  • Carcknell, B. E. (2002). Evaluating Development Aid: Issues Problems and Solutions. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Center for Empowerment Innovation and Development (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan
  • Charles, K. J. (1983). Total Development: Essay Towards an integration of Marxian and Gandhian Perspectives. New Delhi: Vika Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
  • Chatterjee, S. K. (1990). Development Administration. Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Dreze, J. & Sen, A. (Eds.) (2005). Indian Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, K. P. (Ed.) (2005). Putting Development First. London: ZED Books.
  • Gasper, D. (2004). The Ethics of Development. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Jomo K. S. & Ben, F. (Ed.) (2006). The New Development Economics. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
  • Joseph, T. M. (2009). Decentralised Governance and Development. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publications.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2061). Vikasha Prashaashan. Kathmandu: Sharada Sharma Kafle.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publications and Distributions.
  • Kothari, U. (Ed.) (2005). A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies. South Africa: New Africa Books.
  • Mose, D. (2005). Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2012). Development Administration. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Pandey, D. R. (2009). Nepal’s Failed Development. Kathmandu: Nepal South Asia Center.
  • Pandey, Y. (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paudel, N. R. (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, R. (2005). Theories of Development. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2001). Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2003). Development Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Seligson, M. A. & Smith J. T. (Eds.) (2010). Development and Under Development: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. New Delhi: Viva Books.
  • Sen, A. (2016). Development as Freedom, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, A. (1981). Development Administration. Delhi: Shree Publishing House.
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Second Semester

MPA 507: Public Policy-I

The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge about the conceptual foundations and principles relating to the analytical and interdisciplinary field of public policy. The course intends to make the students to conceptualize policy making and public policy-decision making.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basic Foundations (LH 14)
  • Concept of public policy and policy analysis
  • Nature and scope of public policy
  • Typology of public policy
  • Scope of public policy
  • Analytical approaches to policy study
  • Importance of policy study
  • Limits of public policy     
Unit 2: Policy Philosophies and Public Interest (LH 10)
  • Forms of policy philosophies: protectorism, rationalism, brokerism, pragmatism, transferalism, egoism
  • The concept of public interest: Public/collective goods and private goods.
Unit 3: Theoretical Approaches to Policy Making (LH 10)
  • Political systems theory
  • Elite theory
  • Group theory
  • Institutionalism
  • Two way communication theory               
Unit 4: Public Policy Decision Making (LH 10)
  • Rational decision making
  • Disjointed incrementalism
  • Mixed scanning
  • Public opinion model
  • Concept of bounded rationality  
Unit 5: Constraints on Decision Making (LH 4)
  • Economic constraints
  • Political constraints
  • Social constraints            

References

  • Anderson, J. E. (1979). Public Policy Making (2nd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • Cochran, C. L. & Malone, E. F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Devkota, S. C. (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Edward III, George C., & Sharkansky, I. (1978). The Policy Predicament, San Francisco: W.H. Freeman Publishers.
  • Farohock, F. M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentice –Hall INC Englewood Cliffs.
  • Frohlich, N. & Oppenheimer, J. A. (1978). Modern Political Economy, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Hill, M. & Hupe, P. (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, M. & Ramesh, M. (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Joshi, S. (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • Pandey, Y. (2069). Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, D. (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India. New Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, R. B. (2014). Aspects of Public Policy, Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal, P. R. (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, P. (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. New Delhi: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saxena, P. K. (1993). Comparative Public Policy. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
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Second Semester

MPA 508: Administrative System in Nepal

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the evolution and development of administrative system of Nepal so that students can analyze the administrative structure, process and spheres of Nepalese administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Administrative System in Ancient Period (LH 6)
  • Kirat
  • Lichhavi
  • Malla
Unit 2: Administrative System in Post-Unification (LH 8)   
  • Shah administration
  • Rana administration
Unit 3: Central and Sub-national Level Administrative System in Nepal (LH 16)
  • Central level: constitutional bodies, ministries and departments
  • Sub-national level – provincial level administration, and local level administration
  • Interrelationship and coordination between central and sub-national level administration
Unit 4: Administrative Reform Efforts in Nepal  (LH 12)
  • Concept of administrative reform (AR)
  • Efforts of AR in Nepal
  • Implementation of AR and its challenges
Unit 5: Administrative Culture and Trends (LH 6)
  • Administrative culture in Nepal
  • Emerging trends and issues of administrative system

References

  • Agrawal, H. N. (1976). The Administrative System of Nepal from Tradition to Modernity. New Delhi: Vikash Publlishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Baiday, T. R. & Manandhar, T. (2053). Aadhunik Nepal ko Prashasanik Itihas (1768-1951). Kathmandu: Nepal Asiali Anusandhan Kendra.
  • Bajracharya, B. R. (1992). Bahadur Shah the Regent of Nepal. New Delhi: Anmol Publications.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2071). Nepal ko Prashasanik Itihas. Kathmandu: Sopan Mashik.
  • Bhattrai, G. (2064). Nepal ko Sthaniya Prashasan ko Itihas (1768-1951AD.). New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Rana, K. S.(1967). Polity in Nepal: Origin and Growth. Bombay: Asia Publishing House,
  • Malhotra, R. C. (1958). “Public Administrations in Nepal” Indian Journal of Public Administration, 4 (4), 451-464.
  • Poudyal, M. (1989). Administrative Reforms in Nepal. New Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (2005). Nepalese Administration: A Historical Perspective. Kadhmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.   
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Second Semester

MPA 509: Statistics for Public Administration

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with basic tools and techniques of statistics required to conduct social and behavioral research in public administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Statistics (LH 4)
  • Concept, nature, significance and scope of statistics
  • General field of statistics: descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Measure of central tendency: mean, weighted mean, median and mode
  • Measures of dispersion: variance, standard deviation and coefficient of variation
Unit 2: Determining the Bi-variate Relationship (LH 4)
  • Correlation analysis: Karl Pearson and Spearman’s Rank correlation methods
  • Regression analysis: simple linear regression
Unit 3: Probability Theory (LH 10)
  • Basic terminologies: combination, event and its type; sample space
  • Approach to probability: classical, relative frequency and subjective approaches
  • Laws of probability: additional rule, multiplication rule, conditional probability
  • Theoretical probability distribution: binomial, and normal distribution.
Unit 4: Estimation (LH 5)
  • Concept of estimation, sampling distribution, and standard error
  • Criteria of a good estimator
  • Type of estimates: Point and interval estimate (population mean and population proportion)
  • Determining sample size
Unit 5: Test of Hypothesis             (LH 25)
  • Introduction to test of hypothesis: concept and significance
  • Basic terminologies: null and alternative hypothesis, one tailed and two tailed test, type-I and type-II errors
  • Steps in test of hypothesis
  • Test of significance of large sample: mean (single and double sample), population proportion (single and double sample)
  • Test of significance of small Sample: mean (independent and dependent), sample correlation coefficient, test of significance of two sample variances,
  • Parametric and non-parametric test, chi-square test (goodness of fits and test of independence attribute)
  • Kruskal Wallis Test: test of significance of more than two sample means

References

  • Chandan, J. S. (2009). Statistics for Business and Economics. New Delhi: Vikash Publishing House.
  • Gupta, S. C. (1999). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gupta, S. P. (1998). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Himalayan Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kerlinger, F. N. (1986). Fundamental of Behavioral Research. New Delhi: Surjeet Publishers
  • Kothari, C. K. (2008). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International.
  • Macfie, B. P. & Nufrio P. M. (2017). Applied Statistics for Public Policy. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2017). Statistics for Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
  • Sharma, P. K. & Chaudhary, A. K. (2071). Statistical Methods. Kathmandu: Khanal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
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Second Semester

MPA 510: Organizational Behavior

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge on organizational behavior so as to make them competent and capable in understanding concepts, theories, tools and techniques of organizational behavior. This course intends to develop analytical and creative skills among the students so that they can practice it in actual working environment.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Organization Behavior (LH 6)
  • Concept and evolution of organization behavior
  • Organization behavior and public administration
Unit 2: Basic Human Processes (LH 10)
  • Perception: factor influencing perception perceptual set in organization, perceptual errors
  • Personality, determinants of personality, theories of personality, major personality attributes and characteristics
  • Theories of learning: social learning and reinforcement
Unit 3: Individual in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Organizational commitment, job involvement and job satisfaction
  • Motivation: concept, content theories (need theory, two factors theory, ERG theory), process theories (expectation theory, equity theory, goal setting theory)
  • Power and organizational politics
  • Conflict management
Unit 4: Group in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Concept of group and group dynamic
  • Group formation, formal and informal group
  • Team work and effective team performance
  • Communication: concept, formal and informal communication in organization, communication barriers, effectiveness communication
  • Leadership: concept, leadership style and theories of leadership (trait theory, behavior theory and situational theory: Fielder’s contingency theory and path goal theory)
Unit 5: Organizational Change and Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of change, resistance to change
  • Managing organizational change
  • Concept and techniques of organization development
  • Problems in changing the organization

References

  • Adhikari, D. R. (2014). Organizational Behaviour. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Agrawal, G. R. (2015). Organizational Behavior in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Brown, W. B. & Moberg, D. J. (1980). Organizational theory and Management: A Margo Approach. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kelly, J. (1987). Organizational Behaviour: Its Data, First Principles and Application. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Luthans, F. (1998). Organizational Behaviour Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.
  • Mathema, S. B. & Bhattarai, M. (2071). Santhnatmak Bybahar. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationary.
  • Moorhed, G. & Griffin, R. (1999). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: AITBS Publishers and Distributors.
  • Newstrom, J. W. & Davis, K. (2003). Organizational Behaviour: Human Behaviour at Work. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Pradip, K. (1996). Organizational Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Kedarnth Ram Nath and Company.
  • Pugh, D.S. (1971). Organization Theory. England: Penguin Books.
  • Raw, V.S. & Narayan, P. S. (1995). Organization Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Robbins, S. P. & Sanghi, S. (2007). Organizational Beaviour. Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.
  • Singh, H. B. (2072). Sangthnatmak Bybhar tatha Manab Sansadhan Bybasthapan. Kathmandu: Asmita Books Publishers and Distributers.