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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

03
Июнь

Policy Analysis

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 2 модуль

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

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

Course Contents

  • Intro: governance and public policy in the post-Soviet space
  • Institutional design
  • Political regime
  • Business interests
  • NGOs and civil society
  • International influence
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

  • 2021/2022 2nd 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