|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/04|
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.
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.
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
Knowledge of the basics of Microeconomics, Sociology and Political Science.
Awareness and interest for politica, social and economic affairs.
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:
AULAWEB is the repository for readings and the main channel of communications to students.
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
Readings will be assigned by the lecturer.
Non attending students
Bobbio L., Pomatto G. e Ravazzi S. (2017) Le politiche pubbliche. Problemi, soluzioni, incertezze, conflitti, Mondadori, Milano.
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).
Office hours: During the course, the professor is available on monday at 4PM. In any other moment, office hourse are held on line, using the TEAMS platform. Student can joint using this code: ot5m9la In any case, students are kindly asked to inform the professor in advance by email.
MARCO DI GIULIO (President)
FRANCESCO BARALDI (President Substitute)
EDOARDO CORRADI (Substitute)
MARGHERITA SALVIA (Substitute)
MATTIA SGUAZZINI (Substitute)
18 September 2023
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
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.