153-0410/04 – 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
Part-time Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge – you will be able to: - assess the role and sense of public policy in society, - explain the concept of structure of public policy and approaches to defining partial public policies. Skills – you will be able to: - characterize the importance of public policy for social practice, - define the public interest as a public policy objective, - break down and apply the criteria, procedures and methods of partial public policies. Habits - you get: - quality basis about participants in public policy, resp. partial public policies, - understanding of the role of citizen (civil society) in participation in enforcement of public interest in public policies. After ending of the course, students will: - differentiate, compare and be able to identify the concept of policy and public policy, - be able to conclude partial matters relating to public policy, - appreciate the role of public policy and state differences of partial public policies, - plan, design and formulate different approaches to designing public policies, - be able to defend the content and objectives of public policy, - be able to compare different approaches to implementing public policies, - discuss the benefits of public policy in people's lives.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course acquaints students with various theoretical and methodological approaches used in the analysis, design and application of selected public policies, including defining the appropriate fields of their applications. In detail there are discussed some of the theories on which public policy is based on or linked to them. In the application section describes some public policies applied either together across the EU (agriculture, trade, transport, foreign and security, budget) or within the scope of the EU and the Member States - ie the community policies (social, environmental, trade, energy, etc .).

Compulsory literature:

Little, I.M.D. ethics, Economics and Politics. Principles of Public Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 162 pp. 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.

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

Part-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 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
Mandatory attendence participation:

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Occurrence in study plans

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

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - EKF - K - cs 2016/2017 Part-time Czech Optional EKF - Faculty of Economics stu. block

Assessment of instruction

2015/2016 Summer