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KAFP 3175 - Public Policy: analytic and comparative approaches

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None.

Course Description

The module provides students with a general introduction to public policy-making and public policy analysis. It is organised in three sections. In the first of these, students will be introduced to the core techniques of public policy analysis. The second section of the module is concerned with public policy dynamics - how public policy change occurs and how we might evaluate the success or failure of such change. A consistent theme is the evaluation of public policy and how such evaluation (and the policy learning it prompts) feeds into the evolution of policy over time. The third section of the module is concerned with the influence on the form and content of public policy of the changing context(s) in which it takes place today. Particular emphasis is placed on the influence of globalisation, austerity and the difficulties of designing and evaluating policy choices in a context of risk, uncertainty and crisis.

Teachers

  • GREVERS, Laetitia (Teaching assistant, Sciences Po)
  • HAY, Colin (Professeur des universités, CEE)

Pedagogical format

One two-hour lecture per week for 12 weeks.

Course validation

One 1500 word book or article review and one written examination of 3 hours' duration at the end of the course.

Workload

There will one (or, infrequently, more) required readings as preparation for each of the two hour lectures. In addition, students will be required to read more broadly around the topic in which they intend to submit their book or article review and in preparation for the written examination at the end of the course.

Required reading

  • Cairney, P. (2011) Understanding Public Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Knill, C. & Tosun, J. (2012) Public Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hill, M. (2012) The Public Policy Process. 6th edition. New York: Routledge

Additional required reading

  • Moran, M. & Rein, M. (eds.) (2008) The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Levi-Faur, D. (2014) The Oxford Handbook of Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • John, P. (2012) Analysing Public Policy. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge
  • Le Grand, J. (2006) Motivation, Agency and Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Hay, C., Lister, M. & Marsh, D. (eds.) The State. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dunleavy, P. & Dryzek, J. (2009) Theories of the Democratic State. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Hay, C. (2002) Political Analysis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.