|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/04|
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The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge on the functioning of public administrations, the power dynamics within complex organizations and the main theoretical paradigms that have inspired the trajectories of public sector reform in many countries: New Public Management, Public Governance, Nudge. The central themes addressed concern administrative reforms and the different approaches to design and change from a comparative perspective. In this sense, different organizational solutions implemented in various institutional contexts will be analyzed. The course aims to develop knowledge to be applied to the design of change interventions, analyzing the complexities that characterize administrative reforms. Using tools and methodologies of the social sciences, such as case studies and comparative approaches, the processes of diffusion of changes and administrative innovations will be analyzed. The course aims to provide the knowledge useful to carry out the analysis of individual processes of innovation in public administrations and students will be asked to critically read the specificities, solutions and effects that various organizational designs can have in different institutional and organizational contexts.
At the end of the course the students will be able to:
The course will be carried out mostly online with frontal lectures. Students must get involved and participate also through online presentations based on their own analysis of singular cases that will be decided together with the course convener.
The course will be divided into two main parts.
In the first part the main themes addressed will be:
In the second part we will concentrate on the reforms and organizational models of public administrations also relying on practical examples and case studies.
Francesco Longo, Alex Turrini, Giovanni Fattore, Maria Cucciniello, Elisa Ricciuti. 2018. Management pubblico. Egea, Milano (capitoli: 1, 2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20)
Natalini Alessandro, Di Mascio Fabrizio. 2018. Oltre il New Public Management. Le riforme amministrative tra meccanismi e contesti. Roma, Carocci. ( capitolo 1, paragrafo 1.1, 1.6; capitolo 2 paragrafi 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; capitolo 3 paragrafi 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5; capitolo 4 paragrafi 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5).
MARCO REMONDINO (President)
NICCOLO' TOMMASO DONATI (President Substitute)
First Semester (September 17, 2018)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The students that will attend the whole module will be examined according to their online presentation and a final oral exam.
For those that do not attend the module the final examination consists of a oral exam based on the whole program.