Course code PolZ6005

Credit points 2

Policy Analysis

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures12

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Independent study hours56

Date of course confirmation29.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Baiba Miltoviča

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to provide a knowledge of policy analysis and theoretical framework of policy process, analyse the policy process and its stakeholders; provide an description of sector analysis of the policy problems.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

The following learning outcomes students will reach during a course:
• Knowledge of - "policy analysis" and "policy process" theoretical basis; Policy Analysis approach; Policy Process and its stakeholders.
• Skills - to apply theoretical knowledge in order to evaluate public policy; to describe how certain circumstances becomes a problems of the political agenda.
• Competence - to analyse sectoral policy issues and developing solutions of the problems.

Compulsory reading

1. Kingdon J.W. Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 1995. 253 p.
2. Kļaviņa S., Klapkalne U., Pētersone B. Politikas ietekmes vērtēšana politikas veidošanas sistēmā. Rīga: Valsts Kanceleja, 2005. 80 lpp.
3. Ašmanis M. Politikas teorija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2004. 216 lpp.

Further reading

1. Evans M. The Art of Prescription. Theory and Practice in Public Administration Research. London: Sage, 2009. 159 p.
2. Parkinson J. Hearing Voices: Negotiating Representation Claims In Public Deliberation. Political Studies Association. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004, [Tiešsaite] [Skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: http://www.johnrparkinson.net/bjpi_145.pdf
3. Politikas lēmumu pieņemšanas process Latvijā. Valsts kanceleja. 2001. [Tiešsaite] [Skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: http://petijumi.mk.gov.lv/ui/DocumentContent.aspx?ID=2986 .

Periodicals and other sources

1. Ziņojums par Latvijas Tautsaimniecības attīstību. LR Ekonomikas ministrija. Rīga: 2010. 140 lpp.
2. Mazākumtautību jauniešu integrācija Latvijas sabiedrībā izglītības reformas kontekstā. BISS, 2005. [Tiešsaite] [Skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: www.biss.soc.lv
3. Skudra O. Politiskās vēstures konstrukcijas Latvijas paralēlajās informatīvi lingvistiskajās telpās. 2006. [Tiešsaite] [Skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: http://www.arhivi.lv/sitedata/ZURNALS/zurnalu_raksti/138-160-VESTURE-Skudra.pdf