“Through the MPA, I’m looking to gain a greater knowledge of public administration and to be challenged academically”.
In ongoing research I am exploring the extent to which the ‘Scottish Approach to Policy-Making’ has led to significant change in practice. In doing so I hope to highlight some key lessons for future development.
Earlier this year I tried to bribe an official. Actually, I didn’t really. But this was how it was construed. The experience made me think a lot about bureaucracy, process, control and leadership.
Understanding how politics affects practice is key to understanding public administration. This is our version of ‘from farm to plate’.
We are bringing together academic researchers for a colloquium on leading change in public services. Attendance for delegates is FREE. Book now to reserve your place.
Reflections on my participation in the ACOSVO Leadership Exchange programme.
NB: This was originally posted in 2016. As of September 2018 I no longer work at Queen Margaret University. As such some of the links on the below post may no longer work. For information about my current post please go to the About Me section of this website. By Dr Ian C Elliott, Dr Peter FalconerContinue reading “What is an MPA?”
I’m proud that our university – that was started by women, for women, is the only university to have an MPA with a core module on Gender and Equalities. So all our students will be required to consider gender and equalities as part of their wider study of public administration, management and governance.