Harunori Yamada







     Major posts held:
     Associate Professor at Kyushu University, Graduate school of Law




Quantitative Public Administration
In the course of a series of changes in environmental aspects surrounding Japan’s public sector, demands for administrative management and policy formation based upon scientific / rational methodologies are on the rise. Also under this context, there exists an increasing interest in the analysis on the activities of public sector including policy evaluation, program evaluation, and project evaluation.
The objective of this class is to understand the utility of quantitative approaches to such evaluation and analysis, as well as to master such approaches.

Research / Analysis Methods
The scientific / rational analysis of the public administration / policy fields including policy evaluation, program evaluation, and project evaluation is currently attracting increasing attention.
Naturally, the respective method must be scientific and rational to conduct scientific and rational analysis and evaluations. Furthermore, those methods must be used in scientific / rational systems as well.
Based upon the awareness of aforementioned challenges, this lecture aims to furnish students with understandings and mastery of the research / evaluation systems in the public administration / policy fields as well as the features and theories of such systems.

Public Planning
Public planning is a policy proposal for the future and is a policy scheme to accomplish objectives. The absence of ethos and strategy from Japan’s administrative operation is criticized at times. The foregoing implies that Japan, as a State of planning with numbers of plans, has not had any effectual plan.
This lecture analyzes issues and challenges of today’s public planning by examining individual public plans, and the schemes and master plans of local governments. Efforts will be made to implement more future-oriented, practical lectures addressing development of public administration in the future by focusing on the Strategic Planning, which is recently
increasingly attracting interest among the other aspects.

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