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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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Third Semester

MPA 515: Global Governance

The course has been designed to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts, theories, mechanisms, issues and challenges of global governance. Similarly, the course introduces students with the roles of global and regional institutions in the contemporary globalized world. The course also aims at exposing the students to the emerging global challenges to create awareness of the situations that the present world is facing.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Global Governance      (LH 12)
  • Global governance: concept and actors
  • Overview of theories of global governance: realist theory, liberal theory, constructivist theory, Marxist and Neo-Marxist theories
Unit 2: Foundations of Global Governance and the United Nations          (LH 8)
  • The state system
  • Multilateralism in the twentieth century
  • The League of Nations and the formation of the United Nations (UN)
  • Introduction to the UN: purposes, principles and organs
  • Role of the UN in global governance
Unit 3: Contemporary Issue Areas of Global Governance     (LH 8)
  • Peace and security governance
  • Human development governance
  • Human rights governance
  • Environmental governance
Unit 4: Global Organizations and Regionalism            (LH 12)
  • Roles of the World Bank, IMF, WTO, ADB, ILO and International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Regionalism: overview
  • Regionalism in South Asia: genesis and introduction to SAARC
  • Achievements and challenges of SAARC
Unit 5: Challenges of Global Governance          (LH 8)
  • Organized crime and international terrorism
  • Cyber crime
  • Communicable diseases
  • Money laundering

References

  • Bastola, M. K. (2018). Global Governance: Governance in a New World Order. Kathmandu: Midas Bastola.
  • Basu, R. (2004). The United Nations: Structure and Functions of an International Organisation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Biswal, T. (Ed.) (2009). International Relations. New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.
  • Dash, K. C. (2008). Regionalism in South Asia: Negotiating Cooperation, Institutional Structures. New York: Routledge.
  • Diehl, P. F. (Ed.) (2005). The Politics of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Karns, M. P. & Mingst, K. A. (2010). International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • United Nations (2008). The United Nations Today. New York: United Nations Department of Public Information.
  • Wunderlich, J. U. (2007). Regionalism, Globalisation and International Order: Europe and Southeast Asia. UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
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Fourth Semester Human Resource Management

HRM 641: Comparative Personnel Administration of SAARC Country

The objective of this course is to acquaint students on administrative and civil service system of SAARC countries. Eventually, they can learn the policies, programs and practices of SAARC countries.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Comparative Administrative System in SAARC Countries     (LH 8)
  • Overview of administrative system in SAARC countries
  • Central government: structure, roles and functions
Unit 2: Overview of Sub-national Level Administration in SAARC Countries            (LH 10)          
  • State/province level administration
  • Local administration
Unit 3: Human Resource Development in SAARC Countries  (LH 6)
  • Training and development
Unit 4: Comparative Civil Service System in SAARC Countries           LH 16 
  • Brief overview of the civil service system
  • Selection of civil servants: testing and selection procedures
  • Compensation, benefits, and retirement benefits
  • Placement and transfer
  • Career development and promotion system
  • Civil service ethics and code of conduct
  • Professional neutrality
  • Role of recruiting agency, e.g. the Public Service Commission
Unit 5: Administrative and Civil Service Reform Initiatives in SAARC Countries (LH 8)
  • Administrative culture of civil service
  • Administrative reform initiatives
  • Issues and challenges of administrative system

References

  • Ahmed, N. (Ed.) (2018). Women in Governing Institution in South Asia: Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Jamil, I., Aminuzzaman, S. M., & Haque, S. T. M. (Eds.) (2015). Governance in South, Southeast and East Asia: Trends, Issues and Challenges. London: Springer.
  • Jamil, I., Dhakal, T.N., & Paudel, N. R. (Eds.) (2019). Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia. Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Kabir, S. L. (2013). Women’s Participation in South Asian Civil Services: A Comparative Analysis of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Dhaka: A H Development Publishing House.
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Cooperative and Civil Society Governance Fourth Semester

CGG 651: NGOs Studies

The objective of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical understanding of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs). Students will be able to analyze and conduct research in the area of nonprofit sector and their roles in development.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) (LH 10)
  • Concept of volunteerism and civic engagement
  • NGOs/INGOs: concept, types and their roles in people-centered development and deepening democracy
  • Concept of civil society governance
Unit 2: Theories of NGOs and Social Capital     (LH 10)          
  • Theories of NGOs: public goods theory, contract failure theory, partnership theory and social origin theory
  • Social capital: concept and roles of NGOs in social capital formation
Unit 3: Growth and Development of NGOs in Nepal  (LH 8)
  • Traditional welfare organizations
  • Growth and development of modern NGOs
  • Classification of NGOs
Unit 4: NGOs in National Policies and Financing in Nepal     (LH 10)
  • NGOs as development partner
  • NGOs policies and strategies
  • NGOs financing and resource mobilization through NGOs
  • Contribution of NGOs: community participation, empowerment and social development
Unit 5: Governance of NGOs/INGOs in Nepal   (LH 10)
  • Legalization of NGOs
  • Institutions for governing NGOs
  • Transparency and accountability of NGOs
  • Code of conduct
  • Issues and challenges associated with NGOs

References

  • Chand, D. (1991). Development through Non-Government Organizations. Kathmandu: Institute for National Development Research and Social Service.
  • Chitrakar, A. (1996). Working with NGOs. Nepal: IUCN.
  • Dhakal, T. N. (2006). NGOs in Livelihood Improvement: Nepalese Experience. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Vartola, J., Ulvila, M., Hossain F., & Dhakal T. N. (Eds) (2000). Development NGO, Facing the 21st Century Perspectives from South Asia. Kathmandu: Institute for Human Development.
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Cooperative and Civil Society Governance Fourth Semester

CGG 652: Cooperative Management

Cooperative businesses exist in a wide variety of sectors, and represent a distinctive model for organizing labor, capital, and knowledge to produce goods and services. Entrepreneurs especially social entrepreneurs have to choose the best organizational model to achieve their objectives. This course intends to equip the student with the practical knowledge of cooperatives, a type of organization creates both social and economic value.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Conceptualization of Cooperatives       (LH 12)
  • Brief introduction to cooperatives
  • Historical development of cooperative throughout the world
  • Cooperative as an alternative model
  • Significance of cooperatives in socio-economic spheres
  • Cooperatives in developed and developing countries
Unit 2: Management in Cooperative Sector     (LH 12)
  • Concept of cooperative management
  • Principles of cooperative management
  • Goals of cooperative management
  • Aspects of cooperative management (conceptual understanding of accounting, finance, banking, marketing and human resource management )
  • Cooperative law
Unit 3: Business Plan in Cooperatives    (LH 8)
  • Concept of business plan
  • Situational analysis
  • Marketing plan
  • Production plan
  • Financial plan
Unit 4: Human Resource Management in Cooperative Organization        (LH 6)
  • Human resource planning in cooperatives
  • Labor laws
  • Employees’ performance plan
  • Human resource development in cooperatives
Unit 5: Corporate Governance and Cooperative         (LH 10)
  • Concept and significance of corporate governance
  • Theories of corporate governance
  • Application of corporate governance in cooperatives
  • Characteristics of good cooperative governance
  • Issues of cooperative governance in Nepal

References

  • Kamat, G. S. (2011). New Dimensions of Cooperative Management. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Thakuri, C. B. (2010). An Anatomy of co-operative Movement in Nepal. Kathmandu: Upkar Prakashan.
  • Thompson, D. J. (1994). Weavers of Dreams: Founder of Modern Cooperative Movement. USA: The University of California.