Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
International Public Management and Policy (IMP)
This is an era of rapid change, and the dynamic nature of the social and economic environment poses many challenges for governments in all countries and at all levels.
The international 'game' now touches not just a few small policy elites but a wide body of public officials and professionals of all kinds, working at many different levels. Not only governments but international organizations (like the Nordic Council, or NATO), supra-national organizations (such as the EU), pressure groups (like Greenpeace or the Friends of the Earth) and multi-national corporations (Microsoft, Exxon, Nissan) are major players.
The international traffic in management and policy ideas and practices is already vast ? and still growing rapidly. For example:
- The OECD and the EU Commission offer codes and checklists and models of good governance to member and candidate states.
- In the late 1980s the Dutch exported their 'Tilburg model' of local government to Germany.
- The British idea of executive agencies has been exported to (inter alia) the Netherlands, Jamaica, Thailand, Tanzania and Japan.
- International management consultancy firms sell their advice to governments all over the world.
- Even local governments in remote parts of Europe have to deal with EU directives from Brussels and with environmental pressure groups working on an international scale.
The general mission of the course is to make students aware of the increasingly multi-national, international and supra-national nature of public management and public policymaking; to provide them with the scientific theories, concepts and tools for analyzing this international 'space', and to equip them with knowledge and experiences relevant to careers with international dimensions.
The central aim of the course is to increase understanding of the emerging dynamics of this complex new situation. It is an academic (scientific) course (not a training course) but it is nevertheless highly relevant to the increasingly wide range of jobs which are associated with the internationalization of public management and policy. These include jobs in central government ministries, local authorities, various kinds of agency, 'Non-Governmental Organizations' (NGOs), pressure groups, consultancies, think tanks and research institutes.
The IMP masters is aimed at people who want to know how governments and other public sector organizations work in an era of globalization:
- How are policies made?
- How are programmes managed?
- In particular, how are these processes ? making strategic decisions and shaping and managing programmes of activity for the benefit of the public ? altered by the growing internationalization of politics and public management?
The Erasmus Faculty of Social Sciences has prominent international standing, and includes a number of individual academics with strong international reputations in the fields of public management and public policy. It has recently been favourably evaluated by both European and American external accreditation teams. An independent review by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands said : "This is one of the best programmes in the country and highly competitive in a European context. It has excellent scholars, which are highly visible in the international scenery." (VSNU, 2002). IMP students will be taught by staff who are the cutting edge of research, and who are acknowledged in their fields.
International Public Management
Europeanization: The Internationalization of Public Policy
Comparative Public Management
European Programme Management and Evaluation
|Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam||Open dag||Bachelor Open Dag Zomer|| 2013-06-20 |
| 2013-06-20 |
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