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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ramanie Samaratunge


The unit provides a comparative overview of international issues affecting public sector policy and management. Topics include the concept and impact of globalisation on international public policy and management; policy analysis and implementation in a changing world; management issues in international public administration and in developing countries; notions of development; and different strategies for development. Policy formulation and management practices in selected Asian countries are examined.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the similarities and differences between public management, public policy and governance
  2. analyse the relationship between the public/intergovernmental, non-profit/community and corporate sectors at the international level
  3. explore the international and global dimensions of public policy, governance and management
  4. explain the similarities and differences between public policy, governance and management regimes in developed world and developing world settings
  5. analyse issues and problems in international public policy and management by means of Continental/regional and national case studies.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ramanie Samaratunge

Contact hours

3 hours per week