Course syllabus

Offentlig organisation och administration
Public Organization and Administration

EXTA31, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-03-31

General Information

Compulsory for: BI3
Elective for: RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Basic knowledge of public sector expertise, organization and administration.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must




The course highlights a number of central issues in the politically governed sector of society. The exertion of power in a democratic system. The authority of the government and parliament. Legislation and basic freedom and rights. Municipal autonomy. Public administration in the political system. The political governing of public administration. The influence of public administration on political decision-making. The organisation and competence of central and municipal administration. The relationship and division of labour between different responsible bodies in public administration. Resources in public activity; central and municipal budgetary procedure, tax and fee funding. Developmental traits in public administration. The renewal of the public sector. Swedish public administration in an international perspective. Tuition consists of lessons and seminars. Discussions and practise exercises are emphasised.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written examination.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: TNX075, EXTA30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ylva Stubbergaard,
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