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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Course outline

 

General Information:

 

School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 801

Semester: H

Course title: Public Administration

ECTS: 5

Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: mandatory/general background

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: No

Course URL: —

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

 

-     Consolidate the concept and characteristics of public administration.

-     Know the timeless history and evolution of public administration in Greece.

-     Perceive and understand the state and political organization and operation of the Greek State.

-     Delve into the history and development of decentralization and self-government in Greece.

-     Fully understand the conceptual approaches of public management and new public management, their existence needs, as well as their essential differences.

-     Recognize the catalytic contribution of business management to the development and evolution of public administration.

-     Have a broad picture and knowledge of issues related to the human resources of the public administration in Greece.

-     Recognize the institutions and the control and evaluation procedures of the public administration in Greece.

-     Understand and fully understand the organization, administration, operations, as well as the contribution of public enterprises and organizations in Greece.

-     Distinguish the various influences of the Greek public administration and self-government from the institutions, bodies, and the wider systemic environment of the European Union.

-     Implement organizational change-reform in the Greek public administration and self-government, as well as in their businesses and organizations, when this change-reform is deemed necessary, through the process of strategic planning, total quality management, innovation, and learning.

 

General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills

 

Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:

 

-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies

 

The general skills that the graduate must acquire are as follows:

 

-     The ability to search, analyze, and synthesize data and information.

-     The adaptation to new data and situations. Independent as well as group work, as well as working in an international and interdisciplinary environment.

-     The demonstration of social, professional, and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues.

-     The practice of criticism and self-criticism, but also the production of new and innovative research ideas and proposals.

 

Course Content:

-     Concept, importance, and characteristics of public administration in Greece and the World.

-     Historical reference and evolution of public administration in Greece.

-     State and political organization and functioning of the Greek State. A holistic approach.

-     Historical paths and evolution of decentralization and self-government in Greece.

-     General and specific references and approaches of public management and new public management.

-     Contribution of business management to the development and evolution of public administration and self-government.

-     Human resources of the public administration in Greece: Components and issues.

-     Legal regimes and procedures for control and evaluation of the public administration in Greece.

-     Organization and administration of public enterprises and organizations in Greece.

-     Operation and contribution of public enterprises and organizations in Greece.

-     Influences of the Greek public administration and self-government from the institutions, bodies, and the wider systemic environment of the European Union.

-     Reform in Greek public administration and self-government.

-     Organizational change and its tools in businesses and organizations in the Greek public administration and self-government.

 

Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.

 

 

Activities & Semester Workload

Lectures: 13

Laboratory practice: 26

Study of references: 40

Submission of assignments: 40

Exam preparation: 40

Final exams: 2

Total: 161 hours

 

Evaluation of students:

Written Assignment (Extensive Development): 60%

Case Study: 20%

Multiple Choice Exercises: 20%

 

Recommendedbibliography:

 

Greek

Ασπρίδης  Γ., (2020), Δημόσια Διοίκηση: Σύγχρονες Πρακτικές, Εκδόσεις Προπομπός, Αθήνα.

 

Κιτσάκη  Σ. Ν., (2020), Εισαγωγή στη Δημόσια Διοίκηση, Β΄ Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα.

 

Μακρυδημήτρης Α. και Πραβίτα Μ. Η., (2012), Δημόσια Διοίκηση: Στοιχεία Διοικητικής Οργάνωσης, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα.

 

Μπέσιλα- Βήκα  Ε.,(2004), Τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση- Θεσμικό πλαίσιο, ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση: Υπό το πρίσμα τουΚώδικα Δήμων και Κοινοτήτων και του Προγράμματος «Καλλικράτης», Τόμος Ι, Δ’ Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλας Α.Ε., Αθήνα.

 

Μπέσιλα- Βήκα  Ε.,(2019), Τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση- Θεσμικό πλαίσιο, ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση: Υπό το πρίσμα του αναθεωρημένου Συντάγματος και των προτάσεων για την τροποποίηση του Δ.Κ.Κ, Τόμος Ι, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλας Α.Ε., Αθήνα.

 

Παπαδημητρίου Κ., (2020), Οργανωσιακός Σχεδιασμός και Ελληνική Δημόσια Διοίκηση,Εκδόσεις Διόνικος, Αθήνα.

 

Ραμματά  Μ., (2011), Σύγχρονη Ελληνική Δημόσια Διοίκηση: Ανάμεσα στη Γραφειοκρατία και το Μάνατζμεντ, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα.

 

Ρωσσίδης Ι., (2013), Εφαρμογές του Επιχειρησιακού Μάνατζμεντ στην Ελληνική Δημόσια Διοίκηση, Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης, Αθήνα.

 

English

Hughes O. E., (2012), Public Management and Administration, 4th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing, Basingstoke, UK.

 

Kimberly L. N. and Stenberg C. W., (2018), Managing Local Government: An Essential Guide for Municipal and County Managers, 1st Edition, Sage Publishing, Washington D. C.

 

Pollitt C., (2016), Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd,Cheltenham Glos, UK.

 

Shafritz J. M.,Russell E. W., Borick C. P.,Hyde A. C., (2016), Introducing Public Administration, 9th Edition, Routledge Publishing, New York and London.