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Public Policies and Multilevel Government

Code 15740
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements None.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit aims to contribute to the development and formulation of a scientific problem, as well as to promote reflection on theories and methods suitable for its study. Learning should allow students to develop skills in using the conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools appropriate to their research plan.
Syllabus 1. Public policies
a) The relevance of a theoretical model in the study of public policies;
b) Public policies as demand;
c) The selection of public policies;
d) The political decision;
e) The execution of decisions relating to public policies;
f) Public policies, homeostasis and feedback;
g) The evaluation of public policies;
h) The European Union as a growing source of public policies.
2. Multilevel governance
a) Modalities of multilevel coordination of public policies;
b) Complexity management: governance of multilevel systems;
c) Dynamics of multilevel government systems;
d) Federalism, anti-federalism and multilevel democracy.
Main Bibliography Howlett, Michael e Michael Howlett (2010). Designing Public Policies. Principles and Instruments. London: Taylor & Francis, 428 pp.; Moran, Moran et al. (dir.) (2006). The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 995 pp.; Mozzicafreddo, Juan et al. (org.) (2011). Projetos de Inovação na Gestão Pública. Lisboa: Editora Mundos Sociais, 211 pp.; OECD (2019). Better Regulation Practices across the European Union. Paris: OECD Publishing,; Pinto, Ricardo et al. (2001). O sistema político-administrativo português. Oeiras: INA, 104 pp.; Rocha, J. (2010). Gestão do processo político e políticas públicas. Lisboa: Escolar Editora, 192.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria .Teaching-learning will be structured within the framework of weekly seminars. All sessions will be dedicated to the analysis of a previously distributed text. The individual performance of each student in all sessions will be subject to evaluation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-04

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