Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20511 - POLITICS AND POLICY MAKING


GIO
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 14

GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SPS/04)
Course Director:
PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO

Classes: 14 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 14: PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO


Course Objectives
The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the functioning of national and international public policies. After a brief introduction on the relations and main differences between political science and public policy analysis, in the first part the emphasis is on public policy analysis theory and on the various phases of the policy process (such as formulation, adoption, implementation). The second part focuses on a number of area case studies such as the European and USA, where the tools provided in the first part of the course are used in order to understand specific policy evolutions and changes over the past decades.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
Part I.
  • Political system and public policies.
  • Inside decision making: phases and actors.
Part II.
  • Decision making in the international arena: actors and public policies.
  • Decision making and lobbying in the European Union.
  • Politics, public policies and lobbying in Italy.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Assignment: 30% final grade.
  • Written exam: 70% final grade.
The oral and written presentations are valid till the end of the academic year.
No partial exams are scheduled.

Textbooks
  • M. Howlett, M. Ramesh, A. Perl, Studying Public Policy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Scientific articles provided during the course.
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