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Policy Analysis

Analiza politik

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Alenka Krašovec


  • Assoc. Prof. Meta Novak






Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration

Short content

Theoretical and historical definition of policy analysis; distinction between policy analysis for, and policy analysis of policy process; application worth of policy analysis; policy process and policy cycle models (definitions and phases); definition of policy problem, formation of public and official policy agenda and societal problem solving; determination of policy process with contextual determinants; policy players; policy arena; policy networks; think-tanks; models for policy analysis; types of public policies; policy mechanisms or instruments; national specifics; dilemmas about the role of the state; role of the values in policy analysis; different roles of policy analysts according to their working environment; professional and ethical dilemmas of the analysts of political processes. Students will additionally gain new knowledge also with the concrete case study analysis.

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