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tion of policy over time. The third section of the module is concerned with the inﬂuence on the form and content of public policy of the changing context(s) in which it takes place today. Particular emphasis is placed on the inﬂuence of globalisation, austerity and the difﬁculties of designing and evaluating policy choices in a context of risk, uncertainty and crisis. Required reading : Cairney, P. (2011) Understanding Public Policy. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan ; Knill, C. & Tosun, J. (2012) Public Policy. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ; Hill, M. (2012) The Public Policy Process. 6th edition. New York : Routledge.
be shared online so that all students can beneﬁt from their peers' work. Course Description : It isn't enough to have the right policy idea : public policies can be wellintended yet fail because they are not received as planned by the public. Governments around the world are thus applying behavioural sciences to improve policy-making by relying on a more realistic model of human behaviour (e.g., Obama's Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, the Behavioural Insight's Team in Downing Street, the EU Policy Lab, etc.). The goal of the class is to introduce basic theories and experimental ﬁndings in psychology to foster more innovative policy-making and to improve citizens' well-being. Each class will provide opportunities to identify obstacles created by people's natural biases and to select the right levers to counter these biases. This psychological toolbox will then be put to use to solve concrete public action issues and to potentiate the efﬁcacy of traditional policy levers (regulations, incentives, and information). Required reading : One 15-page reading per class (i.e. book chapter or short scientiﬁc article).
PUBLIC POLICY : PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Coralie CHEVALLIER (Chargée de recherche INSERM), Lou SAFRA (Teaching assistant). Prerequisite : No prerequisite. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : 20% comments posted online before each class on the required reading 30% mid-term (3 hours) 50% exam-paper Workload : Students are expected to read the required reading and post their comments online before each class. Each reading will be about 15 pages long (i.e. book chapter, policy report, or short scientiﬁc paper). The slides of each lecture will be made available. Pedagogical Method : This class will be highly interactive. Students will be asked to read material before each class and to post their comments on the course moodle. The instructor will then review these comments and prepare slides to respond to the students' questions. During the lecture, students will have more opportunities to engage with the content of the course by responding to polls, by asking questions online and by debating among themselves. Group discussions will be encouraged whenever possible. The output of the mid-term exam and of the ﬁnal exam will
PUBLIC POLICY : STRATEGY, POLICYMAKING PROCESS, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nicolas TENZER (Conseiller du Comité de Direction). Prerequisite : Interest for public policy and science of government, mind-openness, basic knowledge about the organization of the modern states and the structures of the administration. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Workload : Two homeworks (essays). The second one could be made within a group of maximum 4 students. Additional requested information : 3 to 6 hours. Pedagogical Method : Mostly course, but also discussions and workshops on practical issues. Course Description : This course will be focused on the main steps of a public policy, from incep1669