Politics and Public Leadership

Course Number: 
GAFL 631

This course is designed to orient students to the constraints that characterize leadership and management in the public service. The course traces the origins of these constraints, illustrates their durability, and suggests ways in which public agents may deal with them more effectively. Key historical documents and recent classics are examined for their bearing on contemporary views on topics such as the public goods argument, the role of science in governing, individualism and the theory of rights, factions and interest groups. The main areas of inquiry are the environment of public service, policy analysis, politics, and political realism.

 

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Course Offerings

Politics and Public Leadership (Spring 2015)

Spring 2015
Course Section: 
002
Wednesday
4:30-7:30pm
Instructor: 
David Thornburgh
Instructor: 
Anuj Gupta
Full-Time

Politics and Public Leadership (Spring 2014)

Spring 2014
Course Section: 
002
Wednesday
4:30-7:30 pm
Instructor: 
David Thornburgh
Instructor: 
Anuj Gupta
COHN 402

Politics and Public Leadership (Spring 2014)

Spring 2014
Course Section: 
001
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Instructor: 
John J. Mulhern
BENN 231
Full-Time
Executive

Politics and Public Leadership (Spring 2013)

Spring 2013
Course Section: 
001
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Instructor: 
John J. Mulhern
BENN 231
Executive

Politics and Public Leadership (Fall 2012)

Fall 2012
Course Section: 
001
Wednesday
4:30-7:30 pm
Instructor: 
David Thornburgh
Instructor: 
Anuj Gupta
MCNB 286-7
Full-Time

Politics and Public Leadership (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
001
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Instructor: 
John J. Mulhern
Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 231
Full-Time
Executive