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Third Semester

BPA 301: Public Finance

The objective of this course is to provide foundations for general understanding about public finance.

Contents
  1. Public finance and Theory
    • Concept and scope of public finance
    • Theory of public goods: Public goods/Private goods, Public sector /Private sector
    • Social wants and merit wants
    • Externalities
    • Public Goods and allocation of resources
    • Recent issues in public finance
  2. Government Revenue
    • Concept and sources of government revenues
    • Principle of taxation- Canons of taxation & Equity principles
    • Types of Taxation, Taxation & economic development
  3. Public Expenditure
    • Concept of public expenditure
    • Objectives of public expenditure
    • Principle of maximum social advantage
  4. Public debt
    • Concept and sources of public debt
    • Need for public debt
    • Burden of public debt
    • Management of public debt
  5. Fiscal policy & Budget
    • Concept of fiscal policy and its importance
    • Concept of government budget
    • Budget cycle
    • Concepts of balanced vs deficit budget
References
  • Bhatia, H.L. (2010). Public Finance. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Singh,S.K. (2010). Public Finance: In the Theory and Practice.New Delhi: S.Chand and company Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sundharam, KPM, Andley, K. K. (1998). Public Finance: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: S. Chand and company, Limited
  • Hockley, Grahamd (1979). Public Finance. London: Routledge and Kegan paul Ltd.
  • Taylor, Philip (1961). The Economics of Public Finance. Calcutta: Oxford and IBH Publishing Company.
  • David, Bruce F. & Duncombe, Bruce F. (1972). Public Finance. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston Inc.
  • Tyagi, B.P. (2004). Public Finance. Meerut: Jai Prakash Nath & Co.
  • Mehta, J.K. (1975). Public Finance. Allahabad: Kitab Mahal.
  • Adhikari, Hari Prasad (2007). Public Finance. Kathmandu: Renuka Kattel.
  • Lekhi, R.K. & Singh, Joginder (2014). The Economics of Development and Planning.New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Lekhi, R.K. (1995). Public Finance. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Singh, S.K. (2001). Public Finance. New Delhi: S. Chand & Company Limited.
  • Sundharam, K.P.M. & Andley, K.K. (2003). Public Finance: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: S Chand & Company Limited.
  • Kandel, Puspa Raj (2061). Nepalko Sarbjanik Bitta Vybasthapanka Khi Pakshyharu. Kathmandu:Buddha Publishers
  • Bista, Balgobinda (2061). Public Finance Theory and Practice. Kathmandu: Pairbi prakashan.
  • Joshi Shyam (2060). Public Economics. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan
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Third Semester

BPA 302: International Administration

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the core aspects of international administration so that students can analyze the functioning of the contemporary international system. The course will also help students to identify emerging global issues faced by the present world. The course focuses on the dynamic nature of the subject matters.

Contents
  1. International administration
    • Concept, nature and scope of international administration
    • Modern state system
    • International organization
    • International law
    • International bureaucracy
  2. The United Nations System (UN)
    • The formation of the United Nations (UN)
    • Purpose of United Nations (UN)
    • Functions of United Nations (UN)
    • Accomplishments and functioning of United Nations (UN)
    • Role of specialized agencies        
  3. Regionalism and Regional Organizations
    • European Union (EU)
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  4. Regional Cooperation in South Asia
    • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    • Economic cooperation, its achievement and constraints
  5. Emerging Trends
    • Emerging Trends in International Administration
    • Issues and Challenges of International Administration       
References
  • Bastola, Mukesh Kumar (2016). Global Governance: Governance in a New World Order. Kathmandu: Midas Bastola.
  • Karns, Margaret P. & Mingst, Karen A. (2010). International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books.
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Third Semester

BPA 303: Local Governance

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with theoretical understanding of local governance. In addition, it helps to provide the local planning, local resource mobilization and local human resource management.

Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Local governance, its meaning and concept
    • Level of governance
    • Federalism and Local Governance (LG)
    • Classification of Local Governance (LG)
  2. Local planning and resource mobilization
    • Decentralized planning
    • Community participation
    • Resource mobilization
  3. Human Resource Management
    • Concept of human resource development and management at local level
    • Emergence of human resource system
    • Approaches of local personnel system
    • Role and importance of human resource at local governance level
    • Issues and challenges of personnel system in Nepal
  4. Partnership
    • Public private partnership in local governance
    • Rural urban partnership in local governance
References
  • Baral, Lok Raj, Hachhethu, Krishna. Khanal, Krishna, Prasad, Kumar, Dhurba Kumar & Sharma, Hari (2004). Local Governance. Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Dhungel, Dwarika N. (2002). Governance Situation in Nepal. Kathmandu: Institute for Integrated Development Studies.
  • Jain L.C (Ed) (2005). Decentralization and Local Government. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
  • Jhapa, Ganga (Ed) (1998). Local Self-Government in Nepal. Kathmandu: Political Science Association of Nepal.
  • Joyal, Niraga, Amit Prakash, Sharma Pradip Kumar (Eds) (2006). Local Governance in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Khanal Rabindra (n.d.).Local Governance in Nepal. Democracy at Gross Root. Lalitpur: Smriti Books.
  • Maheshwori, S.R (1984). Local Government in India. New Delhi: Lakshmi Naraian Agrawal.
  • Maheshwori, S.R (1984). Local Government in India. New Delhi: Lakshmi Naraian Agrawal.
  • Meehan, Eugeme J, Roche John P., Stedman, Murray S. (1966).The dynamics of Modern Government. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill Inc.
  • Muttalib, M.A, Khan, Mohd Akbar Ali (1982). Theory of Local Government. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers private limited.
  • Opie, Roger (1972). Local Government. A Wheaton and Company Limited.
  • Ostrom, Vincent, Bish, Robert & Ostrom Elimor (1988). Local Government in the United States. NewYork: Kampmann and Company.
  • Patttanayak, Raimann (Ed) (1994). Local Government Administration Reform. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pierre, Jon (Ed) (2000). Debating Governance. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Richards, Peter G. (Ed) (1975). The Reformed Local government System. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd.
  • Sharma, Subash, Acharya, Basanta (2069). Sthaniya Swyatha Sashan Pranali Sidhanta ra Behawar. Kathmandu: Archana Gautam/ Jamuna Aryal.
  • Shrestha, Tulsi Narayan (1996). The Concept of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
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Third Semester

BPA 304: Human Resource Management

The objective of this course is to provide better understanding on basic concepts of human resource management. Furthermore, this course will be helpful to enhance knowledge on the various aspects of human resource planning and development approaches for the utilization of human resource skills for organizational effectiveness.

Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Concept of Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Characteristics of Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Objectives of Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Components of Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Emerging Human Resource challenges
  2. Human Resource Planning
    • Assessing current Human Resource (HR)
    • Human Resource Management (HRM) inventory
  3. Human Resource Information System
    • HR information system, and succession planning
    • Job analysis: meaning, purpose, methods and techniques
  4. Job design
    • Concept of job design
    • Approaches of job design
  5. Human Resource development
    • HR training and development
    • Career development
    • Rewards management
    • Employee grievances and disciplines
References
  • Adhikari, Dev Raj (2014). Human Resource Management. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distribution
  • Agrawal, Govinda Ram (2071). Dynamics of Human Resource Management in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Ahusa, K.K (1992). Personnel Management. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Armstrong, Michael (2005). A Hand Book of HRM practice. London: Kogan Page Limited.
  • Armstrong, Michael (2012). Armstrong’s Hand Book: of Human resource Management Practice 12th Edition.London: Koganpage.
  • Beach, Dales S. (latest edition) Personnel; The Management of People at Work.
  • Bhatrai, Manoj (2063). Manab Sansadhan Bybasthpan. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationary
  • Bramham, John (1982). Practical Manpower Planning.
  • Cascuo, wayne F. (1998). Managing Human Research .Boston,Mc Graw-Hill G1953
  • Decenzo, David A, Robbins, Stephen P. (1998). Persona Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Ashok K Ghosh Prentice Hall.
  • Dessler, Gary, Varkkey, Biju (2013). Human Resource Management .India Pearson.
  • Dessler, Gary (2011). A Framework for Human Resource Management. Delhi: Pearson.
  • Flippo, Edwin B. (1984). Personnel Management
  • French, wendell C. (1997). Human Research Management. India: All Indian Publishers and Distributions.
  • Mamoria, C.B. ( ) Management of Human Resources. New Delhi: Himalaya Pulishing House.
  • Mejia, Luis R.G., Balkin, D.B, Cardy Rober L. (2002). Managing Human Resource. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Mondy, R Wayne (2009). Human Resource Management. India: Pearson.
  • Mondy, R. Wayne (2009). Human Resource Management India: Dorling, Kindersley Indian Private Limited
  • Nair, N.G. (2002). Resource Management. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Novit, Mitchell S. (1979). Essentials of Personnel Management. London: Prentice International.
  • Prasad, Lallan & Bannerjee (1990). Management of Human Resources. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited.
  • Shrestha, Kulnarsingh (2004). Human Research Management .Kathmandu Nabin Prakashan.
  • Strauss, George & Sayles, Leonard R. (1980). Personnel: The Human Problems of Management. New Delhi: Prentice – Hill of India Private Limited
  • Tiwari, Madhunidhi (2061). Nepal Ko Nilamati sewa janshakti Bybasthaan. Kathmandu: Shreemati Kanti Tiwari
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Third Semester

BPA 305: Applied Statistics in Public Administration

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge of statistical tools, quantitative facts and techniques to describe social phenomena.

Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Meaning nature and scope of statistics
    • Use of statistics
    • Importance of statistics
    • Limitation of statistics and data management.
  2. Measures of Central tendency,
    • Mean, Median, Mode,
    • Dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis
  3. Determining the Bi-variate relationship
    • Correlation analysis
    • Regression analysis
  4. Analysis of Time Series
    • Measurement of trends (Graphical, semi average, least square)
    • Measurement of seasonal variation
    • Interpolation & Extrapolation.
  5. Index Number
    • Laspeyre’s, Paasche’s and Fisher’s index number
    • Time reversal test and factor reversal test
    • Consumer’s price index number
      • Aggregative expenditure method
      • Family budget method
      • Base shifting and deflating
References
  • Chandan, J.S (2009). Statistics for Business and Economics. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House PVT ltd
  • Chao, Lincoln (1974). Statistics Methods and Analysis. New Delhi: McGraw –Hill Kogakusha, Ltd.
  • Gupta, B.N (1992). Statistics: Theory and Practice. Agra: Sahitya Bhawaan.
  • Gupta, S.C. (2010). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi:Himalayan Publishing House.
  • Levin, Richard I/Rubin, Davids (1998). Statistics for Management. New Delhi:Pearson Education.
  • Sahi, Hari Bhakta (2016). Statistics for Public Management. Kathmandu:Radhika Shahi.
  • Sharma. Pushkar Kumar & Chaudhary, Arun Kumar (2071). Statistical Methods.Kathmandu: Khanal Publishers Pvt . Ltd.
  • Shrestha, Sunita & Silwal, Dhruba Prashad (2070). Statistical Methods in Management. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan Publishers and Distributors
  • Taha, Hamdy A. (1999). Operations Research an Introduction. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
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Fourth Semester

BPA 401: Social Change and Nation Building

The course aims to impart the knowledge of social change and nation building. It also helps to better understanding of social change and nation building.

Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Concept of Social change
    • Factors affecting social change
    • Process and theories of social change
  2. Social institutions and change
    • Family and social change
    • Marriage and social change
    • Education and social change
    • Religion and social change
    • Polity and social change
  3. Phenomena of social change
    • Social movement and social change
    • Collective behavior
    • Gender role
    • Urbanization
    • Information technology
  4. Concept and theories of Nation building
    • Concept of nation and state
    • Nation building and state-building, capacity building, national identity
    • Social harmony, social inclusion
    • Peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction
    • International politics of ethnicity and nationalism
  5. Nation building in Nepal
    • History, social inclusion and affirmative action, problem of nation building in Nepal
    • Gender discrimination, girls trafficking, caste-based untouchability, and exclusion of marginalized communities
    • Democratic governance and efforts of restructuring the state
References
  • Abraham M.F. (2006). Contemporary sociology: An introduction to concept and theories. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Adhikari, G.P. (2054 B.S.). An introduction to sociology and anthropology (Text in Nepali). Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Huberman, L. & Sweezy, P.M. (2010). Introduction to socialism: Including the ABC of socialism. New York: Aakar Books.
  • Maclver, R.M & Page, C.H. (2011). Society: An introductory analysis. India: Macmillan Publishers.
  • Maharjan, P.N. (Ed) (2013). Building peace and building democracy. Kathmandu: Center for Nepal and Asian Studies.
  • Poudyal, M. P. (1984). Public Administration and Nation Building in Nepal. Delhi: NBO Publishers’ Distributors
  • Shepard, J.M. (1984). Sociology (2nd Ed.). New York: West Publishing Company
  • Upreti, B.C. (Ed) (2011). State and democracy in Nepal. Delhi: Kalinga Publications.
  • Whelpton, J. (2012). A history of Nepal (2nded.). Delhi: Cambridge University Press.
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Fourth Semester

BPA 402: Comparative Politics

The objective of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of different aspects of political system, political phenomena and politics of India, China and Nepal.

Contents
  1. Comparative politics
    • Meaning, nature and scope of politics
    • Challenges of State and State-building
  2. Comparative Political System
    • Structures and Functions
    • Political Socialization
    • Political culture
    • Functional aspects of a political system
    • Comparison of political system
  3. Interest Articulation
    • Interest articulation structures/ interest groups, channels & means of interest articulation
    • Interest aggregation and political parties
    • The capabilities of a political system
  4. Politics in Foreign Countries
    • Comparison of Politics between India and China
  5. Political Development and governance in Nepal
    • Phases of political and constitutional development since 1768 A.D.
    • Challenges and opportunities of democracy and governance
    • Political Parties and Pressure Groups- their nature and roles
    • State structure – central, sub-national and local
    • Local self-government, their roles and functions
    • NGOs and INGOs in Nepal
References
  • Almond, G.A & Powell, G.B., Storm, K & Dalton, R.J. (2001). Comparative Politics Today: A World View (7th Ed.). Delhi: Pearson Education Asia.
  • Almond, G.A. & Powell, G.B. (1972). Comparative politics: A developmental approach, New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.
  • Cheema, G. Shabbir (2005). Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reforms in Developjing Countries. USA: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Gyanwali, Ram Prasad (2012). Know Nepal, Kathmandu: Bhundipuran Prakashan
  • Joshi, Bhuvan Lal and Leo E. Rose (1996). Democratic Innovation in Nepal, Burkeley: University of California Press.
  • Pokharel, Krishna (2068 B.S.). Major Parliamentary and Nonparliamentary Political Systems. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors
  • Pokharel, Krishna (2069 B. S.) State, Public Administration and Public Affairs. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Ray, S.N. (1999). Modern Comparative Politics: Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India
  • Regmi, D. R. (1975). Modern Nepal (Vol. 1). Calcutta: K.L. Mukhopadhyay.
  • Shah, Rishikesh (1990). Modern Nepal: A Political History 1769-1955 (Vol I. 1) New Delhi: Manohar Publications.
  • Sharma, Devi Prasad (2047 B.S.). Adhunik Nepalko Itihas, Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Shrestha, Tulsi Narayan (1996). The Concepts of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
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Fourth Semester

BPA 403: Basics of Public Policy

The objective of this course is to introduce students the basic concept and principles of public policy that will enable them to understand policy making issues and it relevance in the contemporary society.

Contents
  1. Introduction to Public Policy
    • Context of public policy
    • Concepts of public policy and policy analysis
    • Nature of public policy
    • Types of public policy
    • Scope of public policy
    • Significance of studying public policy
  2. Theories of Policy Making
    • Pluralism
    • Elitism
    • Institutionalism
    • Functionalism
  3. The Policy Making Process
    • Components of the policy making process
    • Problems and Issues
    • Policy agenda
    • Actors & Institutions
    • Resources
    • Factors influencing policy making process
    • Concept of Policy cycle
  4. Policy Implementation
    • Elements of implementation
    • Implementers
    • Approaches to policy implementation
      • Top-down model
      • Bottom-up model
    • Conditions for effective implementation
  5. Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Concept of policy monitoring and policy evaluation
    • Functions of evaluation
    • Evaluators
    • Criteria of policy evaluation
    • Problems of policy evaluation
References
  • Adhikari, Dhruba (2061). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan. (In Nepali)
  • Anderson, James E. (2010). Public Policy Making: An Introduction. UK: Wadsworth Cengage Learning
  • Cochran, Charless L & Malone, Eloise F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Private Limited.
  • Devkota, Satish, Chandra (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Farohock, Fread M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentce –Hall INC Englewood cliffs.
  • Hill, Michael & Hupe, Peters (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, Michael, M Ramesh (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University.
  • Joshi, Shyam (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • King, Gary, Keohane, Robert O & Verba, Sidney (1994). Designing Social Inquiry. Research. New Jersey: Princeton University press.
  • Layder, Derek (2005). Sociological Practice: Linking Theory and Social Research. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Pandey, Yubraj (2069.) Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, Devik (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India. Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, Rajib Bikram (2014). Aspects of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal Pushkar Raj (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, Pradeep (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. India: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R.K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Private Limited.
  • Sapru, R.K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Saxena, Pradeep K. (Ed) (1993). Comparative Public Policy. Delhi: Rawat Publications
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Fourth Semester

BPA 404: Nepalese Legal System

The objective of this course is to provide the concept of law, its philosophy and applications in general and particularly in the context of Nepal.

Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Concept of law
    • Purpose of Law
    • Types of Law
    • Nature of Law
    • Importance of Law
  2. Sources of law
    • Legislation
    • Custom
    • Precedent
    • Convention
  3. Schools of law
    • Natural law theory
    • Analytical school
    • Sociological school
    • Realist school
    • Functions of law
    • Relation with other disciplines
  4. Judiciary in Nepal
    • District court
    • Appellate court
    • Supreme court
  5. Judiciary process in Nepal and case study
References
  • Lamsal, Narayan (2050). Principles of Law. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Pradhananga, Ranjitbhakta & Silwal, Kishor (2071). A General Outline of Jurisprudence. Kathmandu: Bhrikuuti Academic Publications.
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Fourth Semester

BPA 405: Development Planning and Nepalese Economy

The course objective is to provide the better understanding of development planning theory and Nepalese Economy.

Contents
  1. Development Planning
    • Concept of Development and Growth
    • Concept of Development Planning
    • Types of Planning
    • Importance of development planning in developing countries
  2. Nepalese Economy and development plan
    • Structure and corporate of Nepalese Economy-Agriculture and non-agriculture
    • Sources of Resources – Natural, human, physical, financial, social capital resources
  3. Planning in Nepal
    • Overview and characteristics of National Planning in Nepal
    • Economic Policies, Program and Progress
    • National Plan Formulation Process
    • Role of Planning Institutions
  4. Human Development in Nepal
    • Concept of Human Development
    • Human Development Status of Nepal
    • Poverty and its status in Nepal
    • Causes and effect of poverty in Nepal
  5. Concept of Foreign Trade and Commerce
    • Trade policy
    • Growth and composition of foreign trade in Nepal and its issues and constraints
References
  • Gupta, D. B., Halan, Y.C. & Desi, P.B. (1982). Development Planning and Policy. New Delhi: Wiley Eastern Limited.
  • Jhirgan, M.H. (2007). The Economics of Development and Planning. New Delhi: Vrinda Publications.
  • Lekkhi, R.K & Singh, Johinder (2014). The Economics of Development and Planning. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Sharma, Neelam kumar (2062). Economics of Development and Planning. Kathmandu: Pairawi Prakashan.
  • Shrestha, B.P. (1974). An Introduction to Nepalese Economic. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.