153-0310/05 – Public Policy (VP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2020/2021
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
TOM54 doc. Ing. Petr Tománek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

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

Individual consultations


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


Other requirements

During the semester, it is necessary to write "semestral work" on approved selected topic related to the application part of the course and hand it in to the examiner.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Theoretical part: - Public policy as a scientific discipline and as a social practice - The public interest as a public policy goal - Problem, analysis and definition - Public policy tools - Ethics and morals in public policy - Implementation of public policy Application part: - Public policies (local, regional, national, European, global, world) - Joint EU public policies - Public policies in the Czech Republic (including communitarian) - Selected global public policies

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Summer semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination 100  51 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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