Atlas107 Implementation and Delivery

… one of the core Atlas Courses

implementation2Atlas course syllabus

This Atlas course syllabus covers the 12 normed topics in the subject of Implementation and Delivery deemed to be core learning requirements for graduates of MPP and MPA programs.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be familiar with the theories and principles in the topics and concepts noted below.

Normed topics

The topics are normed in having a volume of content capable of being taught in one course-week of instruction − nominally 3 hours of in-class work and 7 hours of outside-class reading.

  1. The Study of Implementation and Delivery
  2. Strategic Management in the Public Sector
  3. Designing the Delivery Model
  4. Securing Legal Authority and Budgetary Resources
  5. Promoting Innovation and Driving Change
  6. Consulting and Communicating on Policy
  7. Organizing and Measuring for Performance
  8. Managing Risk
  9. Identifying Best Practices
  10. Implementing through Partners and Networks
  11. Controlling Waste, Fraud, and Corruption
  12. Managing Emergencies and Crises

Like other normed topics on the Atlas, each of these has a topic description, links to core concepts relevant to the topic, learning outcomes, a reading list drawn from available course syllabi, and a series of concept comprehension questions.

Core concepts [INCOMPLETE]
The Study of Implementation and Delivery

Implementation vs. Policy Design

Implementation Theory

Pressman & Wildavsky’s Implementation Model

Bardach’s Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

Hogwood & Gunn’s Elements for Successful Implementation

Sabatier & Muzmanian’s Framework of the Implementation Process

Bardach’s Implementation Game

Eggers & O’Leary’s Project Management Framework for Implementation

Principal-Agent Problem

Public Choice Theory

Fiscal Context

Allison’s Three Models of Government Action

Fayol’s Theory of Administration

Niskanen’s Budget Maximizing Model

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

Strategy

Leonard’s Note on Public Sector Strategy-Building

Kennedy School’s Value-Capacity-Support Model

Public Value

Moore’s Strategic Triangle

Public Value Account

Public Value Scorecard

Strategic Public Management

Public Authority

Political Management

Operational Management

Designing the Delivery Model

Bardach’s Things Governments Do

Doing Nothing as a Policy Instrument

Using Information-Based Policy Instruments

Using Expenditure-Based Policy Instruments

Using Taxation-Based Policy Instruments

Using Regulation-Based Policy Instruments

Using Direct Provision as a Policy Instrument

Securing Legal Authority and Budgetary Resources

Programs and Budgeting

Consulting and Communicating on Policy

The Crucial Role of Communication

Consulting Stakeholders and Engaging Citizens

Cognitive Dissonance

Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge

Policy Issue Paper

Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge

Policy Issue Paper

The Role of Ideas in Policymaking

Postmodernist Policy Analysis

Symbolic Representation and Narrative

Media Bias and Agenda Setting

Communication Nudges and Behavioural Economics

Pal’s Comparison of Academic and Policy Research

Implementing through Partners and Networks

Using Partnership as a Policy Instrument

Using Internationalization as a Policy Instrument

Using Procedural and Institutional Policy Instruments

Network Targets

Policy Community

Advocacy Coalitions

Policy Networks

Kernaghan’s Classification of Partnerships

Partnerships and Horizontal Management

Public-Private Partnership Models

Organizing and Measuring for Performance

Attribution Problem

Performance Reporting

Managing Risk

Implications of Nonlinearity and Complexity

Risk in Public Management

Risk Assessment

Identifying Best Practices

Best Practices Advice on the Atlas

Pal’s Good Governance Benchmarks

Controlling Waste, Fraud, and Corruption
Promoting Innovation and Driving Change

e-Government

Quality Service and Service Standards

Integrated Service Delivery

Managing Emergencies and Crises

Emergency Management

Crisis Management

Expectations vs. Reality in Crisis Management

Atlas resource pages relevant to Implementation and Delivery

Beyond Policy Analysis

Course syllabi sources

[to come]

Recommended readings [TO COME]

Week 1: The Study of Implementation and Delivery

[TO COME]

Week 2: Strategic Management in the Public Sector

[TO COME]

Week 3: Designing the Delivery Model

[TO COME]

Week 4: Securing Legal Authority and Budgetary Resources

[TO COME]

Week 5: Promoting Innovation and Driving Change

[TO COME]

Week 6: Consulting and Communicating on Policy

[TO COME]

Week 7: Organizing and Measuring for Performance

[TO COME]

Week 8: Managing Risk

[TO COME]

Week 9: Identifying Best Practices

[TO COME]

Week 10: Implementing through Partners and Networks

[TO COME]

Week 11: Controlling Waste, Fraud, and Corruption

[TO COME]

Week 12: Managing Emergencies and Crises

[TO COME]

Concept comprehension questions

[TO COME]

Page created by: Ian Clark, last updated 17 September 2017.

Image: University of Tartu, MA Programme in Democracy and Governance, at http://www.rti.ut.ee/en/admissions/ma-programme-democracy-and-governance, accessed 10 December 2015.