PUBLIC ,SOCIAL AND LABOUR POLICIES
The first part of the course focus on the main issues useful for understanding today's public policy: policy cycle, arena, actors, resources. The second part form basic knowledge and push student to do analysis of social policy and labor policy.
The aim of the course is to provide useful knowledge to understand the functioning of public policy. It favors students 'ability to apply the knowledge acquired through the students' preparation of project work and discussion of the cases presented by the teacher. The autonomy of judgment of the students is developed through the study and comparison of a plurality of methodological approaches in the lectures and through the discussion in the classroom of the project work and cases presented by the teacher. Communication skills are developed through the presentation of project works. The learning ability is developed with frontal lessons.
The first part of the course starts with a presentation of its contents, teaching and tests which give the final vote. The first lessons (2 hours) also show and stimulate students on arguments in the public and scientific debate of the discipline. Next lessons present concepts of the public policy – specially policy cycle, arena, actors, resource (16 hours). The second part of the course analyze social policy (16 hours) and labor policy (16 hours)
Bruno Dente Le decisioni di policy Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011
Maurizio Ferrera (a cura di) Le politiche sociali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019 3 ed.
The results are verified through a written exam with 4 open questions lasting about 2 hours and an oral exam of about 30 minutes with three questions. Furthermore, the results of written exercises done during the course are evaluated. They are also considered the presentations and group work prepared by students during the lessons as well as their active participation in classroom discussions and seminars. The complex of these assessment elements will flow into the final exam grade.