PADP 8940 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Public Finance

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Lecture 2 globalization and comparative public administration: defining globalization. Economic competitor on global scale: challenges of the administrative state with increasing globalization. Coping with globalization ! provide information, follow the spirit of international institutions. Restoring the capacity to govern ! increasing public finance; increasing performance levels; retaining employees. Furthering democratization ! devolution, de-concentration, decentralization, complaint channels, human rights, civic culture, an open mind. Adapting to the knowledge of society ! increase access to technology and information opens door to international comparison. Attracting talent into public service ! public sector must compete in labor market; Brain drain (losing talent to more developed nations); offsetting fragmentation: globalization vs. Cultural preservation ! adherence to culture: comparative administration vs. developmental administration. Comparative ! do comparisons have to be internationally or does a study comparing two cities count as comparative administration? (an international focus: patterns and regularities in administrative action and behavior.

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