Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 097338 - POLICY ANALYSIS
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Docente Dente Bruno Oscar

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento


The course fits into the overall program curriculum pursuing some of the defined general learning goals. In particular, the course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:

  • Understand context, functions, processes in a complex organizational environment and the impact of those factors on performance

  • Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face problems and opportunities in a complex organizational environment

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The successful completion of the class will allow the student to:

1. understand the characteristics and constraints of non-routine decision making processes in complex organizational environments

2. use the analytical tools learned in class in designing appropriate strategies able to overcome the obstacles to introduce innovations in complex        organizational environments


Argomenti trattati
The main aim of the class is to familiarise the students with the theory and practice of public policy analysis, a political science sub-discipline involved in explaining and predicting the ways in which governments at all levels interact with citizens, firms and other public and private organizations in the solution of collective problems.
The core of the course regards the strategies that an innovative actor (public or private) can use in decisional and implementation processes to secure the success of a reform/innovation project. 
More generally, the course focuses attention on innovations in a political/administrative environment. The intent is to use analytic concepts and tools to improve managerial capacity for successful changes in dealing with organizational and societal problems.  The analytical framework developed by policy analysts is useful to help both public and private managers in dealing with complex problems, i.e. issues in which there are different, possibly competing, points of view, lack of all the necessary resources, conflicts. 
The class will be organised as follows:
  1. introduction: what is a public policy, the evolution of public policies and public administrations;
  2. the decision making process: theories,  models (rational, bounded rationality, incrementalism, garbage can), elements (the actors and their roles, resources, content of the decision, patterns of interaction, environment), strategies for successful decisions;


No previous knowledge is required

Modalità di valutazione
The class is based on lectures and group work. The students attending the class will will have the possibility to participate in at least one collective exercise and to present a final collective paper.
All the students will have a written exam based on the textbook listed below. (80% of the final mark)
The students involved in the collective exercise will present their work to the class. (20% of the final mark)
The students not involved in the collective exercise will sustain an oral exam based on the textbook (20% of the final mark) 

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBruno Dente, Understanding Policy Decisions, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-3-319-02520-9
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBruno Dente, Le decisioni di policy, Editore: Il Mulino, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 978-88-15-23242-7

In alternativa alla versione inglese - As an alternative to the english edition

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBruno Dente y Joan Subirats, Decisiones Pùblicas, Editore: Ariel, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-344-0996-5

In alternativa all'edizione inglese - as an alternative to the english edition

Software utilizzato
Nessun software richiesto

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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