At the end of this course
- the student understand the importance of public policy analysis for the policy process.
- the student can structure policy problems according to the methods of Dunn.
- the student can understand policy from the market and Polis thought of Stone.
- the student can recognize policy theories, reconstruct and evaluate them.
- the student can apply various techniques for policy analysis and implementation (such scenario technique, forecasting, etc.)
- the student can write a policy report and present a policy advice in a team.
The grading consists of an exam, a policy report / advice and a reflection on the process
You need a sufficient for the reflection. before the grade for the policy report / advice is valid.
At the end of the study year all partial grades will expire.
Public Policy Making (1 year Public Administration) or equilivant
Courses on research methods in general and qualitative research methods
As public administrator / policy analyst you need to be able to analyse policies and know how to deal with uncertainty (like incomplete information) of policy processes. How can the so-called wicked problems be recognized and understood? Which techniques can be used to structure these wicked problems? Is it possible to develop scenarios related to these issues and how can you do that? Based on studying literature, playing with practical examples and (partly) executing a policy analysis process you will be able to answer these questions.|
This course builds on the course Public Policymaking. This course builds upon that knowledge and students will learn to recognize and analyze strategic policy issues. There are also various analysis techniques that will allow to analyze.
Type of instructions
Type of exams
Written exam (60%)
Reflection (minimal sufficient)