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School of Economics and Political Science
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
Course unit
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EPP8084279, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO SPS/04
Other lecturers GIORGIA NESTI SPS/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/04 Polticial Science 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of political science.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at understanding:
• the functioning of the policy process
• the most relevant features of public management in comparative perspective
• the EU policy-making and the concept of multi-level governance.
The students will acquire specific analytical skills in terms of policy memo ideation and writing and in solving public management dilemmas.
Examination methods: There are only written exams with open questions.
Two options:
- general exam and class presentation;
- general exam and submit an essay on the day of the written exam.
Assessment criteria: The assessment methods have been designed in order to stimulate active involvement in the course and to develop a mix of knowledge and specific writing capacities.
The grade breakdown is as follows:
Group presentation (max 3 people) or individual written assignment: 40%
Final exam: 60%
The written assignment (paper) will have to be 4,000 words long.
Course unit contents: The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the nature of decision-making and public management in multi-level settings. The first part the course addresses issues such as the policy cycle, stakeholder analysis, models of public administration and public management. The second part of the course will focus on patterns of decision-making in multi-level contexts with a special focus on the European Union. The interaction among public institutions, political actors and decision making processes are discussed using political science methodological tools and analytical approaches.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will use a variety of teaching methods, such as lectures, group discussions and case-studies discussion.
Additional notes about suggested reading: M. HOWLETT, M. RAMESH, A. PERL, Studying Public Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
HAY C., Globalization and Public Policy, in M. Moran et al. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy, 2006, OUP, pp. 587-604.
CHRISTIANSEN T., Governance in the European Union, in M. Cini & N. Perez-Sorzolano Borragan (eds), European Union Politics, 2016, OUP, pp. 97-109
DRACHENBERG R.-BRIANSON A., Policy-Making In The European Union, in M. Cini & N. Perez-Sorzolano Borragan (eds), European Union Politics, 2016, OUP, pp. 197-213
LELIEVELDT H. – PRINCEN S.,The Politics of the European Union, Cambridge University Press, 2015, Ch. 3 The Institutional Framework, pp. 47-75
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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