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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction
2 Bureaucracy and Decision-making in Organizations
3 Bureaucracy and Decision-making in Organizations (cont.)
4 Special Session: Street-level Bureaucrats: The Case of Labor Inspection Services (Guest Speaker: Professor Andrew Schrank, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico)
5 Bureaucracy and Decision-making in Organizations (cont.)
6 Two Cases
7 Inside Innovation in Organizations
8 Professionals and Front-line Workers
9 Special Session: Regulatory Agencies as Street-level Bureaucracies (Guest Speaker: Salo Coslovsky) Paper 1 due
10 Mistake-making, Learning, and Problem-solving in Organizations
11 Illumination From the Past: Two U.S. Cases
12 Government Contracting of Consultants and Consulting Firms
13 Inter-agency Coordination, Redundancy, or Competition?
14 Inter-agency Coordination, Redundancy, or Competition? (cont.)
15 Corruption, Clientelism and Politicians
16 Corruption, Clientelism and Politicians (cont.)
17 Private vs. Public Spheres Paper 2 due
18 Private vs. Public Spheres (cont.)
19 Reinventing Government, New Public Management and "Washington-consensus" Administrative Reform
20 Reinventing Government, New Public Management and "Washington-consensus" Administrative Reform (cont.)
21 Government, Civil Society and Nongovernment Organizations
22 Government, Civil Society and Nongovernment Organizations (cont.)
23 Government, Civil Society and Nongovernment Organizations (cont.)
24 State-society Synergies and Their Politics
25 State-society Synergies and Their Politics (cont.) Paper 3 due
26 Final Class: Wrap-up and Discussion Final paper  due