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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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Fourth Semester

MPA 516: Research Methods in Public Administration

The aim of this course is to provide students with detail knowledge on research methods in public administration so as to make the students able to write a thesis by choosing appropriate research designs, methods, techniques, tools and procedures for both the qualitative and quantitative studies.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basic Concepts        (LH 12)
  • Nature of social and behavioral sciences
  • Concept, types and process of social research
  • Research problem and hypothesis
  • Sources of data (primary and secondary)
  • Variables and their relationships
  • Measurement and scaling; reliability and validity of measuring instruments
  • Ethics and value judgment in social research
Unit 2: Literature Review (LH 8)
  • Concept, process and purpose of literature review
  • Citation systems: APA and others
Unit 3: Sampling and Research Designs (LH 10)
  • Sampling: basic concept
  • Probability and non-probability sampling methods and their techniques
  • Research designs: concept, purpose and quality of research designs
  • Types of research designs: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and experimental designs
Unit 4: Data Collection Methods (LH 10)
  • Survey method: questionnaire construction and structured interview
  • Unstructured interviews, observation, content analysis, and document study
  • Participatory approaches: RRA and PRA
Unit 5: Data Analysis and Report Writing         (LH 8)
  • Data processing: editing, coding and tabulation
  • Use of computer software for data analysis
  • Data presentation, interpretation and generalization
  • Structure and process of writing a thesis
  • Qualities of a good research proposal and report

References

  • Adhikari, G. P. (2003). Social Research for Thesis Writing. Kathmandu: Investigation Nepal.
  • Baskota, S. (2061). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: New Hira Books Enterprise.
  • Bhanadari, D. R. (2012). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationery.
  • Creswell, H. W. (2009). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. New Delhi: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Joshi, P. R. (2003). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kerlinger, F. N. (2000). Foundations of Behavioural Research. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Khati, R. D. (2006). Introduction to Research Methods. Kathmandu: Thirdeye Publishers
  • Kothari, C. R. (2010). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kuhn, T. S. (1962). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. USA: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Pant, P. R. (2016). Social Science Research and Thesis Writing. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Sharma, P. R. (2064). Research Methodology with SPSS: Useful Thesis, Project Work and Report Writing.
  • Sharma, B. A. V., Prashad, R., & Shatyanaryan P. (1989). Research Methodology. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Young, P. V. (1982). Scientific Social Survey and Research. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.