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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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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

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.