opic: Government And Business
Pick one of these questions;
1-) To what extent do you agree that the public service ethos exist but is changing?
2-) To what extent do you agree that management in the public sector is no different to management in the private sector?
3-)What explains the increasing regulation of the public services and is it a good thing?
4-)To what extent do you agree that public sector trade unions are outdated and no longer have a role?
5-) Can the notion of the Big Society be meaningfully pursued in the age of austerity?
Answering a question from about a lecture in a 11 week Government and Business course which makes the 90 % of the end grade for course. University year 3.
I will upload the lecture itself its slides and reading list in the documents. As soon as a question is picked.
Assignment task is below.
The objectives for this essay are as follows:
To encourage you to process and use various types of source data material to develop an argument.
To prompt you to develop clear and coherent arguments.
To allow to you explore an issue in-depth.
To help you develop your critical faculties through evaluating the material and data you use in your essay.
To help ensure that you develop well-grounded and supported arguments
To encourage analytical and conceptual precision.
The assessment criteria used will be the following:
Focus on the question: Answering the question posed.
Structure and coherence of the essay: Clearly and rationally presenting the issues to develop a strong and plausible argument.
Coverage of the relevant literature: Drawing upon the relevant literature in addressing the issues.
Clarity of the arguments: Displaying an appreciation of the concepts and issues involved
Analytical and critical insight: Challenging and appraising the quality of the literature and available
Well grounded: Supporting and giving substance to your arguments and avoiding speculation prescription and unsubstantiated views.
There are more questions available contact if needed.
If you cant pick for some reason;
Do this one (question 2)
To what extent do you agree that management in the public sector is no different to management in the private sector?
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