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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Trends in Public Policies and Sustainable Management - AP501003
Title: Trends in Public Policies and Sustainable Management
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A.
Interchangeability : D101001
Annotation -
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)
This is a course about Czech and European politics, which means this is a course about individuals, identities, and institutions. How do Czech come to think and reason about politics and about public interest? What is the role that identities play in affecting the political judgments that individuals make? How do Czech and European political institutions respond to the demands of a diverse public that disagrees about issues related to justice, income and wealth inequality, climate change, reproductive rights, the power of the executive, and the role that government ought to play in the lives of the governed? And how do we make sense of this seemingly peculiar contemporary moment in Czech politics? These are not easy questions, but they are ones for which social sciences provide a useful foundation to guide our inquiry. The objective of this course is to discuss various concepts and theoretical frameworks that help us understand the messiness and complexity of Czech public politics in the European Union context. In addition to classroom lectures and discussion sections, students will be required to apply concepts and theoretical frameworks to contemporary issues in Czech and European politics.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

Students should be able to:

  • conceptualize public policy and know the features of public policy;
  • apply social science methods and policy analysis to practical problems of government, communities, regions, and/or global issues;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply oral and written communication skills in public appearances, written reports and documents;
  • follow ethical principles for citing sources, using human subjects, serving the public, and working with colleagues;
  • develop critical thinking about public policy issues and the ability to conduct professional analyses of social, political, and economic structures and bureaucratic processes.

The course is concluded by writing a written text that reflects the topics discussed and their connection to the student's dissertation topic. The topic of the text is given by the subject supervisor. On the day of the exam, a topic is sent to the student and elaborated in his/her chosen environment with access to various literature.

Literature -
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

Compulsory literature:

Considine, Mark. Making Public Policy. London: Polity Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0745627540.

Dunlop, Claire; Radaelli, Claudio M.; Trein, Philipp (eds.). Learning in Public Policy Analysis, Modes and Outcomes. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-76209-8. 10.1007/978-3-319-76210-4.

Knill, Christoph; Tpsun, Jale. Public Policy. A New Introduction. London: MacMillan Education UK, 2012. ISBN 0230278388.

Manzini, Ezio. Politics of the Everyday. London: Bloomsbury's academic, 2019. ISBN 1350053643.

Novotný, Lukáš. Power Structure in Motion? Parliament, Government and the President in the Czech Republic. In: Lorenz, Astrid; Formánková, Hana (Eds.). Czech Democracy in Crisis. Cham: Springer, 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-40005-7. 10.1007/978-3-030-40006-4_6

Recommended literature:

Doyle, Aoife; Hynes, Williams; Pucell, Stephen M. Building Resilient, Smart Communities in a Post-COVID Era: Insights From Ireland. International Journal of E-Planning Research 10(2), 18-26.

Eckert, Sandra. Corporate Power and Regulation Consumers and the Environment in the European Union. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. ISBN 978-3-030-05462-5. 10.1007/978-3-030-05463-2.

Falkenhain, Mariella. Weak Institutions and the Governance Dilemma Gaps as Traps. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-39742-5. 10.1007/978-3-030-39742-5.

Herweg, Nicole. European Union Policy-Making. The Regulatory Shift in Natural Gas Market Policy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-49399-2. 10.1007/978-3-319-49400-5.

Mynaříková, Lenka; Novotný, Lukáš. Knowledge Society Failure? Barriers in the Use of ICTs and Further Teacher Education in the Czech Republic. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6933. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/17/6933.

Sachs, Jeffrey, D. Age of Sustainable Development. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. ISBN 0231173156.

Tessaleno, Devezas, Industry 4.0. Entrepreneurship and Structural Change in the New Digital Landscape. Cham: Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-49603-0. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49604-7.

Thomann, Eva. Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy United in Diversity? London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. ISBN 978-3-319-92683-4. 10.1007/978-3-319-92684-1.

Weible, Christopher, M. (ed.). Theories of the Policy Process. London: Routledge, 2017. ISBN 0813350522.

Williams, Olivier, F. Sustainable Development. Paris: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. ISBN 9780268044299.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (15.12.2020)

Defence of individually assigned project, interview.

Syllabus -
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

1. Introduction: public policy, public interest

2. Organizations: Theory and Management

3. Advanced Policy Analysis

4. Law and the Legal System

5. Governance; Design of Public Institutions

6. Ethics and Politics of Public Service

7. Development and Growth Policies

8. Discrimination, Crime, and Poverty Policy

9. Education Policy

10. Health Care Policy

11. International and National Security Policy

12. Science and Technology Policy

13. Urban and Regional Policy

14. Resources, Environment and Energy Policy

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (17.12.2020)

The course is concluded by writing a written text that reflects the topics discussed and their connection to the student's dissertation topic. The topic of the text is given by the subject supervisor. On the day of the exam, a topic is sent to the student and elaborated in his/her chosen environment with access to various literature.

 
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