Washington Center

Bureaucracy and Public Management

Day and Time: 
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
January 7 - March 11, 2014
Quarter Elective

The course is specifically intended for students interested in exploring and writing about the organizations where they are interning (though students wishing to research and write on some organizational problem outside their internship are welcome as well). This includes governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations. Drawing upon a combination of select scholarship on the science of administration and students’ observations and experiences in their internships, students in the class will be afforded the opportunity to focus on one or another aspect of organization, ranging from the structure of an agency or non-governmental organization to the motivations and incentives for members to participate and contribute to the goals of the organization, the various tasks that the organization performs. Student will decide what aspect of their organization most intrigues them and what specific dimensions they want to analyze. This course will blend observation, experience and scholarship.

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