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EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES

CODE 75381
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 8772 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE (LM-63) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course offers a critical view of the theoretical, epistemological and methodological assumptions of public policy analysis. The course embraces a perspective that assumes policies as problem solving activities and, in this sense, will critically discuss the interaction between power and knowledge within decision making processes and their role as mechanisms of policy change.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After having illustrated what is meant by 'public policy', the lessons of the course will focus on policy design, the role that knowledge plays at this moment of the policy process and under what conditions it is possible to obtain the so-called evidence-based policies.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course students will have:

    1) An in-depth knowledge of the main concepts of public policy analysis

    2) Awareness of the criticalities of the policy tools with respect to the achievement of the objectives

    3) Ability to reconstruct and analyze a policy process

    4) Awareness of the main problems related to the use of knowledge in policies and its impacts

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge of the basics of Microeconomics, Sociology and Political Science.

    Awareness and interest for politica, social and economic affairs.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will be held IN PERSON, and it alternates lectures with seminars. The active participation of students is a characterizing element and, compatibly with the number of participants, students will be asked to present and discuss original case studies.

    If necessary the course will be held on the dedicated TEAMS platform. Students can join using this code:

    nkbk2gy

    AULAWEB is the repository for readings and the main channel of communications to students.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is organised into four Didactic Units (UD):

    UD1 – Policy analysis: Basic concepts

    UD2 – Policy Design

    UD3 – Policy Evaluation: Frameworks, Instruments and Critical issues

     

    
    
     
    

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Attending students

    Dente B. (2011), Le decisioni di policy, il Mulino, Bologna

    Additional readings will be assigned by the lecturer.

     

    Non attending students

    Dente B. (2011), Le decisioni di policy, il Mulino, Bologna

    Busetti S. e Dente B. (2018) EXPOst. Le conseguenze di un grande evento, il Mulino, Bologna.

     

    Suggested reading for all students

    Hirschman, A. O. (1991). The rhetoric of reaction. Harvard University Press. (Ed. it. Retoriche dell’intransigenza, il Mulino, Bologna).

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARCO DI GIULIO (President)

    GIULIO LEVORATO

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    19 September 2022

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    For the students who regularly attended the course the exam will be written. Details will be given during the course.
    

    The exam for NON attending students will be taken orally and it will be based on the contents of the indicated textbooks.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/12/2022 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale