Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PAP 612 Governance, Social Change, and Rule of Law Systems

This course provides students with an understanding of the ways in which the "rule of law" influences the theory and practice of governance and public administration. This understanding is developed by comparing rule of law systems with other ways of creating social order and organizing community life; examining the origins of the rule of law within both liberal democratic theory and the American constitutional tradition; exploring the distinctive institutional role that administration plays in the American rule of law system through its participation in administrative rule making and policy implementation; examining the role ambiguity created for career administrators in carrying out their responsibilities within the American rule of law system.




Prerequisite: admission to the Ph.D. program in public administration and policy.
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