MER Reform vs Strategy, Riel Miller

Sciences Po
Masters in Public Affairs 2005-2006

Syllabus, 1st semester
Reform versus Strategy: Making Choices at the End of the Administrative Era

Instructor: Riel Miller

Course Description:
Today, with some urgency and perplexity, decision makers in all sectors and all levels are searching for policies that can:

  • reconcile greater individual freedom with collective choices;
  • embrace greater diversity without inviting fragmentation & chaos;
  • foster greater creativity without increasing burn-out & stress;
  • inspire responsibility;
  • motivate change without resorting to fear;
  • manage risk without hierarchy;
  • combine respect for complexity while still gaining depth of understanding