PSIA, Master in International Public Management
make informed judgments, so as to improve their effectiveness and inform decisions about future programming. The practice of evaluation requests speciﬁc competences, notably to analyse the outcomes of public action and to take into account the diverse and often conﬂicting expectations of stakeholders and society in general. Some countries can be considered "pioneers" in the use of evaluation, having implemented this practice since the end of the 1960s (the U.S., Canada, Germany and Sweden). A second "wave" of countries have institutionalised evaluation in the 1970s and 1980s (the U.K., Denmark, the Netherlands). Essential factors were the overall growth in public expenditures and social demands for both an increase in public services and an enhancement of their efﬁcacy. Then, the obligation to evaluate all programmes co-ﬁnanced by European funds has inﬂuenced a third wave of national evaluation systems, in the 1990s in Europe, particularly in those countries receiving the greatest amounts of these funds. Evaluation has now permeated nearly all European Union policies. The aim of this course is to impart a methodological knowledge base, largely supplemented by practical experiences drawn from the teachers' experience as well as from guests' practitioners and experts. The course will train students to the practice of evaluation within EU institutions and beyond, providing them with a knowledge-base for understanding how evaluations of European policies, programmes, or agencies, are conducted, as well as how they are commissioned. Classes will therefore blend theoretical themes, designed to equip students with the key methodological concepts and tools of public policy evaluation, with case studies designed to apply these methods to the evaluation of major European Union policies. Required reading : Europe in 12 lessons, by Pascal Fontaine (last publication, 2014) : http://bookshop. europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/ EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start ?PublicationKey=NA0213714 ; "How the European Union Works" : http://www. gr2014parliament.eu/Portals/6/PDFFILES/ NA0113090ENC_002.pdf ; European Commission websites : Commission : http://ec.europa.eu/ index_en.htm b) EC Secretariat General : http:// ec.europa.eu/dgs/secretariat_general/index_ en.htm c) Better Regulation : http://ec.europa.eu/
info/law/law-making-process/better-regulationwhy-and-how_en d) Evaluating laws, policies and funding programmes : http://ec.europa.eu/info/ law/law-making-process/overview-law-makingprocess/evaluating-and-improving-existing-laws/ evaluating_en.
GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 28 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Mary KALDOR (Professor), Sabine SELCHOW (LSE Fellow/lecturer). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : One essay at the end of the course (3,000 - 5,000 words). Pedagogical method : Our course is divided into six sets of interrelated sessions. This enables us to go beyond a pure lecture-format and to engage in guided discussions about the topics. Course Description : The term civil society reentered the political lexicon around the same time that scholars and political commentators began to talk about globalisation. It is widely understood either as a normative concept linked to the idea of democracy or as a description of the spread of NGOs, social movements, and global advocacy networks. This course provides students with the conceptual and empirical background that allows them to critically engage with the complex debate over the meaning and implications of global civil society and to assess the potential and the challenges of civil society activism in the context of our increasingly globalising world. Our course will start with a reﬂection on the 1989 revolution in Eastern Europe and the recent revolutions in the Arab world. What is similar ? How has our world and global civil society changed during the past 20 years ? On that basis, we will then debate a variety of issues such as th