Administrative Strategies of Local Government
'This course will explore the decision-making processes, strategies and administrative/managerial practices of local governments through the use of case studies, lectures and readings. Using case study discussions as our primary learning tool, students will explore myriad local government challenges facing municipal managers, and engage in a decision and problem-solving process to reach the best possible outcomes. Cases usually depict real events and allow participants to experience the complexities, ambiguities and uncertainties confronted by the case actors. Moreover, cases illustrate the application and limitations of concepts and theories by placing problems within a complex environment. Students in this course should have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of public administration, such as those taught in P.AD 711.'