153-0310/02 – Public Policy (VP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAL08 prof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
LEN05 Ing. David Lenert, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge – you will know: - to judge the function and the sense of the public policy in the society, - to make clear the structure of the public policy idea and approaches to particular public policies definitions. Skills – you will be able: - to characterize the public policy meaning for social practices, - to define sections of the public interest as the public policy objectives, - to divide and exercise criteria, procedures and methods of public policies. Habits – you will gain: - quality base about public policy participants or particular public policies, - awareness of citizens role during the participation on public interests enforcement into public policies. After the completion of this subject, students will: - distinguish, compare and be able to identify the policy and the public policy conception, - be able to conclude particular questions relevant to the public policy, - evaluate the public policy role and mention differences of particular public policies, - plan, propose and form different approaches during the public policy conception, - be able to argue the content and objectives of the public policy, - be able to compare different approaches during the public policy implementation, - discuss public policy gains in the life of people.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations

Summary

The aim of the subject is oriented towards the description of the kinds of theoretic and metodologic approaches which are used in analysis and creation of each public policy, including its specification.

Compulsory literature:

Little, I.M.D. Ethics, Economics and Politics. Principles of Public Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-926872-X(pbk).

Recommended literature:

Bogason, P. Public Policy and Local Governance. University Press, Cambridge, 2000. Braun,D., Busch, A. Public Policy. Political Ideas. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 1999. Middleton, R. Government versus the Market.University Press, Cambridge, 1996. Parsons, W. Public policy. Cheltenham: Edvard Elgar Publishing Ltd.,1995. Peters, B.G. Public Policy Instruments. Edward Elgar Publising, Inc., 1998.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the semester, students actively perform predeterminated topics.

E-learning

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Defining public policy as a science discipline and as social practice. The birth of public policy in the Czech Republic, areas of interests of public policy, definition of subject. 2. Public policy local, national, european, world, global. 3. Theory of bureaucracy and organizational theory. Market, government and civil sector as regulators of social life. Relationship between public policy and the theory of bureaucracy, bureaucracy models, sociological and political science approach. 4. The role of other science disciplines in public policy, such as: sociology, political science, economics, law, psychology, geography. Public administration institutions as mechanisms of implementation of public interest, politics as a conflict to promote differentiated interests. 5. Ethics and normative models of public policy. Tradition of society and development of values, models of public policies, definition of the relationship between the regulators of social life. 6. Selected public policies common to all EU states. 7. – 9. Selected community public policies (national and EU). 10. Law as an instrument of public policy. Relationship of law, politics and morality, legal relations, objects, subjects. 11. Implementation of policies. The method to achieve the objectives, theoretical models of implementation, implementation of policies as a political process. 12. Public interest and public policy. The concept of public interest, individual and social genesis, the process of application of public interest. 13. The role of stakeholders in the implementation of public interest. The issue of elites in public policy. Basic groups of participants and their roles. The concept of elite, elite theory, lobbying.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 44 (44) 0
                Other task type Other task type 44  0
        Examination Examination 56 (56) 0
                Oral Oral examination 56  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration (00) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration (00) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration (00) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration (00) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R055) Public Economics and Administration (00) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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