What we are seeing today is the consequence of decades of under-investment in public administration education, professional development, and research.
Brief summary of my research on organisational learning and change.
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This post first appeared on the QMU website: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/student-stories/steven-mccabe-master-of-public-adminstration-20180518/ I was looking for a course that would build on my previous qualifications and work experience, as well as increase my understanding of the issues facing public sector professionals and how to best overcome these and deliver high quality public services. This was part of myContinue reading “Interview with Steven McCabe, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student.”
So much current public administration research and practice involves collaboration – it would be a nonsense if we didn’t practise what we preach!
Students from our MPA programme visited Brussels in late March 2017.
Stuart Duncan graduated in 2010. Here he reflects on the value of postgraduate study at QMU.
“Through the MPA, I’m looking to gain a greater knowledge of public administration and to be challenged academically”.
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’.