Governance and Public Administration in the Post-Soviet Space
- The goal of the course is to provide the students with an overview of the complexity of the policymaking process in the post-Soviet states and to challenge the stereotypes surrounding it.
- knows basic concepts in the fields of Policy Studies, Governance, and Public Administration and can apply them to describe an explain policy processes in post-Soviet countries
- writes about policy in the post-Soviet countries for general audience
- knows the differences in the context of the policymaking process and the role different actors (business, NGOs, international organizations) play in this process across the post-Soviet states
- Introduction. The state and governance in the post-Soviet space
- Post-Soviet institutional design and public policy
- Political regimes
- Business interests
- NGOs and civil society
- International actors
- Seminar participationThe instructor evaluates the quality and quantity of participation in in-class discussions, answering the questions on the reading assignments, and other in-class activities.
- TestThe test covers the lecture material and home assignments.
- Op-ed essayIn the end of the course, students are expected to write a short essay (700-800 words) in the form of an op-ed on any topic related to contemporary policymaking in the post-Soviet states. Op-ed is an informed piece of writing on a specific topic published in a newspaper or other media. Importantly, it is non-academic in style, op-eds are written for general audience. Nevertheless, op-eds must be based on evidence in the form of credible statistics, facts, and academic research.
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.35 * Test + 0.25 * Seminar participation + 0.4 * Op-ed essay
- Khmelnitskaya, M. (2020). Policy and Governance in Russia: Ideas and Discourses in Social Policymaking and Governance. Russian Analytical Digest, 254, 2–6. https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000421074
- Fischer, F., Miller, G., & Sidney, M. S. (2007). Handbook of Public Policy Analysis : Theory, Politics, and Methods. Boca Raton: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=184464