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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

Policy Analysis

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 2 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course examines the policy processes in the contexts of post-Soviet countries. The course combines theoretical foundations of public policy studies (how policy problems are identified and framed, and how interventions are formed and evaluated) with the discussion of specific factors of policy making in Russia and other countries of the post-Soviet space.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn about the main characteristics of the making and implementation of public policy in the countries of the post-Soviet space.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • predicts the effects of institutional designs on the policy making process
  • knows the main concepts that are used to analyze policymaking
  • knows main arguments of authoritarian modernization theory and its opponents
  • characterizes business actors' roles in countries of post-Soviet areas
  • understands the role and the limits of the influence of NGOs and civil society in the post-Soviet countries
  • characterizes the dynamics of international influence on policy making process in the post-Soviet countries
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Intro: governance and public policy in the post-Soviet space
    Introducing the main concepts: public policy, governance, policy cycle, policy entrepreneurs, advocacy coalitions. Governance in the post-Soviet states.
  • Institutional design
    The institutional models in the post-Soviet space. Their impact on public policy.
  • Political regime
    Political regime's impact on public policy. Authoritarian modernization in the post-Soviet space.
  • Business interests
    The sources of business power. Privatization and the role of business interests in post-Soviet policymaking.
  • NGOs and civil society
    NGOs as policy entrepreneurs, experts, and brokers in post-Soviet policymaking.
  • International influence
    International influence on post-Soviet policymaking. International organizations as knowledge and resource providers.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar participation
    Students are expected to attend each seminar and regularly participate in discussions. The instructor grades the participation during the seminars based on the quality of answers, demonstration of engagement with the assigned readings and home tasks, and overall quantitative involvement in the in-class activities.
  • non-blocking Low-stakes writing
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Exam + 0.1 * Low-stakes writing + 0.5 * Seminar participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cairney, P. (2011). Understanding Public Policy : Theories and Issues. Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Weible, C. M., & Sabatier, P. A. (2017). Theories of the Policy Process (Vol. Fourth edition). Boulder, CO: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1451128