This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, closing this banner, or clicking "I Agree", you agree to the use of cookies.
Read our cookies policy and privacy statement for more information.

Stand with UkraineDonate

Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


Course Info

Search for courses by clicking on letters of the alphabet or by using a search bar. Explore course description, number of credits required and course sequences to satisfy graduation requirements.

UST 831

Political Philosophy and Public Administration

Examines the writings of major political philosophers and the way in which they have helped shape discourse in public administration. It seeks to help students become more aware of the character of the presuppositions regarding the nature of a state, which undergird the writings of various public administration scholars. Ideas regarding the composition, authority, and engagements of government and administration, as well as the rights and obligations of citizens, are discussed drawing on original writings from different schools of philosophy, including rationalism, empiricism, positivism, utilitarianism, romanticism, pragmatism, idealism, analytical philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism. Students are encouraged to see how these ideas can be discerned in the public administration literature and how they affect the way in which the character and tasks of contemporary public administration are viewed. Cross-listed with UST 771.

Units: 4.0