COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: PUBLIC POLICY MAKING AND ANALYSIS
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
PIR 361 B 5 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Avdi Smajljaj
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: The course aims to introduce students to theories, politics and methods of public policy making and analysis, public policy issues, processes and actors, as well as environment on which public policy takes place. Its main focus is the public policy making and analysis cycle. It covers each step of policy making accompanied by policy analysis pertaining to produce better policies: agenda setting and problem structuring, policy formulation and forecasting, decision making and recommendations, policy implementation and monitoring, policy evaluation.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction to the course
2 Public policy: definition, categorization, approaches
3 Public policy making actors, process and the environment
4 Agenda setting and problem structuring
5 Policy formulation
6 Decision making models
7 Policy adoption and recommendations
8 Mid-term
9 Policy implementation
10 Policy monitoring
11 Policy evaluation
12 Policy impact and change
13 Presentation of papers
14 Concluding the course
Prerequisite(s): No.
Textbook: Anderson, J.E. 7th Edition.2010. Public Policy Making: An Introduction. Cengage Learning Dunn, W. N. 5th Edition. 2011. Public Policy Analysis. Pearson Fisher, F. & Miller, G. J. & Sidney, M.S. (ed.).2007. Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics and Methods. Taylor and Francis Group
Other References: Will be provided as handouts during semester.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Identify the process, actors and politics of public policy
2 Apply skills to anlayse policies and make recommendations
3 Compare and analyse various policy alternatives
4 Conduct cost benefit analysis
5 Report and discuss results of policy evaluation
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
3
5
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Presentation
1
10
Final Exam
1
35
Attendance
10
Other
1
5
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignments
Final examination 1 3 3
Other 4 10 40
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5