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Бакалаврская программа «Управление и аналитика в государственном секторе»

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Апрель

Public Administration Technologies and Policy Analysis

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is focused on the formation of professional competence of students as future civil servants. The purpose of the course is to develop an instrumental view of governance as a social, economic and political system. The course discusses instrumental dimension of public administration and governance, fundamental tools of public administration, and new tools of public governance in contemporary world. Workshops are mostly devoted to policy analysis as the assessment tool. Students are encouraged to understand tasks, rules, and contemporary approaches to public policy analysis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to the major concepts and methods of public policy analysis and the application of public administration tools and technologies.
  • To explore the basic principles and methods of policy documents analysis.
  • To develop critical and analytical skills that could be applied in students’ term papers and projects.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Analyses program design and implementation.
  • Applies methods of impact assessment and system models for policy analysis.
  • Defines fundamental and new tools of public administration and governance.
  • Diagnoses policy problem situations.
  • Identifies policy analysis documents according to the policy / decision making situation.
  • Lists particular features of governance technologies application to practice of governance.
  • Suggests ways of increasing the efficiency of public administration through the improvement of tools of public administration.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Instrumental dimension of public administration and governance
  • Policy analysis and assessment tools
  • Fundamental tools of public administration
  • New tools of public governance
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Presentation
    Students prepare a detailed presentation of one of the methods of policy analysis (Five-E, Rational Model, evidence-based models, Eightfold path, etc.). Presentation form: oral presentation, written abstracts (up to 7000 characters). The written text must be prepared in accordance with the HSE University's rules for performing written works, including the citation rules.
  • non-blocking Project: The Policy Research Report
    The Policy Research Report should be written as a response to any Governmental body’s potential request. The goal is to write a proposal for how you suggest to evaluate the public program / public policy / innovative initiative / etc. The problem to elaborate can be focused on digitalization/digital government transformation, nudging technologies or other PA technologies). Format: 5-7 single-spaced typed pages; presentation to be discussed in class (5-10 slides).
  • non-blocking Peer evaluation
    The assessment of the work of a colleague by using the giving criteria. Written assignment (1-2 pages).
  • non-blocking Class Participation
    Students are expected to come to class prepared; contribute to the conversation; make thoughtful contributions based on the literature that advance the conversation; participates actively in all group activities and mini-tasks.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.3 * Presentation + 0.1 * Peer evaluation + 0.2 * Class Participation + 0.4 * Project: The Policy Research Report
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Dunn, W. N. (2017). Public Policy Analysis : An Integrated Approach (Vol. New edition 6). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1571416
  • Lawrence, D. P. (2013). Impact Assessment : Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges (Vol. 2nd ed). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=591243
  • Thissen, W. A. H., & Walker, W. E. (2013). Public Policy Analysis : New Developments. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=537663

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • A method for human health impact assessment in social LCA: lessons from three case studies. (2018). International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, (3), 690. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-016-1116-7
  • Behxhet Brajshori. (2017). Public policy analysis and the criteria for evaluation of the public policy. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.4CFF5CF3
  • Bel-Piñana, P. (2018). Public-Private Partnerships in Roads: Economic and Policy Analyses. Universitat de Barcelona, 2018. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edstdx&AN=edstdx.10803.663251
  • Dr N.S.Raman, & Dr Y.R.M.Rao. (2018). Environmental Impact Assessment. [N.p.]: Laxmi Publications Pvt Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2228659
  • Guess, G. M., & Husted, T. (2016). International Public Policy Analysis. New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1286940
  • Jeremy Swinfen Green, & Stephen Daniels. (2019). Digital Governance : Leading and Thriving in a World of Fast-Changing Technologies. [N.p.]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2269507
  • Rubin, I. (2015). Public Budgeting : Policy, Process and Politics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=944135