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CODE 75381
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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:

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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

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).

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO DI GIULIO (President)

GIULIO LEVORATO

FRANCESCO BARALDI (President Substitute)

EDOARDO CORRADI (Substitute)

MARGHERITA SALVIA (Substitute)

MATTIA SGUAZZINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

18 September 2023

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
21/05/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale