Excellence in Public Governance: the Role and Development of Doctoral Studies Programme in Public Administration
Keywords:excellence, public administration, management, doctoral studies, study programme.
The excellence in public governance and education and training are very closely interconnected. A
special role plays the preparation of new doctors in public administration and management – their qualification
promotes excellence. The aim of this article is to show how excellence could appear in public administration
and management and to analyse the Doctoral Studies Programme in Administration and
Management at the University of Latvia and to show the directions of its development. The article includes
main principles of the European Good Administrative Practice Code, which could be regarded as a background
of excellence in public administration, goals of doctoral studies in the field of administration and
management at the University of Latvia, general framework of the studies programme, contents of programme
and its organisation, as well as proposals forits further development.