Institutions and Context

… one of the four subject-matter domains in public management

InstitutionsDomain description

Institutions and Context is one of four subject-matter domains used in the Atlas to map the field of public management.

This domain has four subjects: Governance and Institutions; Ethics, Rights, and Accountability; Socioeconomic and Political Context; and Global Context.

Institutions and Context can be thought of as a general preparation domain because it is not focused on a specific management function or policy area. Subjects in Institutions and Context tend to have a “why does” orientation, whereas subjects and topics in the other general preparation domain, Analysis and Skills, tend to have a “how to” orientation.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 30 May 2016.

Image: International Membership, Council of Graduate Schools, at, accessed 10 December 2015.