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NORDIG1 Introduction to Public Administration Research, Reforms and Trends 3 ECTS
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Nordic MP in Innovative Governance and Public Management
Administrative Science

Learning outcomes

The student becomes familiar with the current themes and cross cutting issues in public administration reforms and research. Student has a knowledge on the recent research on the current paradigms of public administration and can contextualize the current issues in the frame of administrative reforms and management fads.


Evolution of public administration values, steering instruments and practices in Nordic countries. Current management and administrative trend. Crosscutting issues of digitalization, globalization, co-creation, network management and public private partnerships.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

A)  Introduction to Public Administration Research, Reforms and Trends   3 ECTS

Reading list:

Public Management reform. A Comparative Analysis. Pollitt, C & Bouckaert G. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004; Chapters 1 ? 5 and 8.

Bryson, J. M., Crosby, B. C., and Bloomberg, L. (2014). Public value governance: Moving beyond traditional public administration and the New Public Management. Public Administration Review, 74(4), 445-456.

Greve C. (2015). Ideas in Public Management Reform for the 2010s: Digitalization, Value Creation and Involvement. Public Organization Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 49-65

Jorgensen, T., and Vrangbæk K. (2011). Value Dynamics: Towards a Framer Work for Analyzing Public Value Change. International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 34, No. 8, pp. 486-496.

Osborne, S. (2009). Delivering public services. Time for a new theory? Public Management Review, Vol, 12 No. 1, pp 1-10.

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School of Management
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