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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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HAS510 Comparative Study of Administration and Organizations 5 ECTS
Organised by
Administrative Science
Person in charge
Professor of Public Administration
Preceding studies
Previous studies: HAP108 Fundamental Theories on Administrative Science
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students
  • Graduate students
  • Exchange students of UTA

Learning outcomes

The student learns the idea of comparing and comparative method, and the general structures of different administrative systems. He/she also learns the basic questions of development management and the role of Non-Governmental Organizations in development.


1 The idea and the method of comparing.
2 Central problems of comparative studies.
3 General structures of administrative systems.
4 The basic questions of development and development management.
5 Governing good governance.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

This course is a part of advanced studies (Master level) but also available for exchange students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

1 Lectures (12 h) on comparative study of administration and management (1 ECTS).
2 Lectures (12 h) on basic questions of development and the management of third sector organizations (1 ECTS).

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

1 Lectures (1+1 ECTS): Active participation, learning diary, and essay.

2 Books (3 ECTS): Can be completed by taking an exam on the following books and articles or by writing four essays in English (about 8 pages each).


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

  1. Fukuyama, Francis: State-Building. Governance and World Order in the Twenty-first Century. Profile Books 2005.
  2. Hofstede, Geert - Hofstede, Gert-Jan: Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. McGraw-Hill 2004.
  3. Pollitt, Christopher-Bouckaert, Geert (ed.) Public Management Reform: a Comparative Analysis. Oxford University Press 2005.
  4. Articles from International Review of Administrative Sciences:
  • Vol. 72, 2, 2006: Doig - McIvor - Theobald: Numbers, nuances and moving targets: converging the use of corruption indicators or descriptors in assessing state development.
  • Vol. 74, 1, 2008: Samaratunge - Alam - Teicher: The New Public Management reforms in Asia: a comparison of South and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Vol.74, 1, 2008: Van De Walle - Van Roosbroek - Bouckaert: Trust in the public sector: is there any evidence for a long-term decline?

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Advanced Studies (Administrative Science)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management