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Магистратура 2019/2020

Проектный семинар

Направление: 41.04.04. Политология
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 1-3 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Политический анализ и публичная политика
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The project seminar aims both substantive and methodological goals. The first one is to provide students with practical skills required for their future career in public policy: teamwork on specific goal in conditions of limited time and high responsibility. The second goal is to familiarize students with contemporary issues of public policy and human rights advocating by involving them into professional activity. Students will learn, how to plan and project activity in public policy & human rights. They will be able to include their research results in the individual course paper or master thesis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to help students understand the concept of project work in general and in relation to the public policy, clarifying the notion of project as the most relevant for policy making process;
  • to provide students with practical experience of planning and projecting, aiming to enrich their research work with deeper understanding of the subject, to introduce them the rules of drafting and developing of the project from the specification of terms and goals to assessment of the results;
  • to develop professional skills of target setting, expert evaluation of the problem, data collection and analysis, presentation of the project work results to the group, defending the whole concept;
  • to examine and discuss in the class the best practices in public policy from all over the world to help students choose proper data for their master's theses.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the concept of project work in general and in relation to the public policy, clarifying the notion of project as the most relevant for policy making process
  • Skills of planning and projecting, aiming to enrich their research work with deeper understanding of the subject, to introduce them the rules of drafting and developing of the project from the specification of terms and goals to assessment of the results
  • Understanding of target setting, expert evaluation of the problem, data collection and analysis, presentation of the project work results to the group, defending the whole concept
  • Skills of teamwork, presumiing planning individual workload and personal goals
  • Ability to lay out a project in public policy from the problem definition to the evaluation of the results of practical work; work in group distributing tasks between all the students involved into the project; develop methods of work applicable to the selected target in public policy & human rights events and processes;
  • Competence to conduct the group project in the field of public policy & human rights; lead the whole process of project activity or any step of it; to compose the structure of the project in the field of public policy & human rights; to draft and present in public the results of the project work in the field of public policy & human rights.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Political project as the basic concept of political work. Definitions and practical application.
  • Projects in public policy and human rights
  • Practicum in planning and projecting: project life cycle
  • Practicum in organizing teamwork on the selected topic
  • Consultations on individual projects: focusing the topic, groups assigment
  • Practicum in public activity: best practices from the developing world
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class report
  • non-blocking project presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.3 * In-class report + 0.7 * project presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bredillet, C. N. (2005). Reconciling Uncertainty and Responsibility in the Management of Projects. Project Management Journal, 36(3), 3. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=18383260
  • Bredillet, C. N. (2007). Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6(4), 570–572. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMLE.2007.27694957
  • Effective and responsible protection from atrocity crimes [Elektronische Ressource] : toward global action ; findings and policy options from an international research project on “Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect” / by Thorsten Benner ... Global Public Policy Institute. (2015). Berlin. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.444956557
  • Hoffman, N., & Jobs for the Future. (2015). Let’s Get Real: Deeper Learning and the Power of the Workplace. Deeper Learning Research Series. Jobs For the Future. Jobs For the Future. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED561286
  • IU Ile, C Eresia-Eke, & C Allen-Ile. (2019). Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies, Programmes and Projects 2. [N.p.]: Van Schaik Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2125835
  • Jensen, C., Johansson, S., & Löfström, M. (2013). The project organization as a policy tool in implementing welfare reforms in the public sector. The International Journal Of Health Planning And Management, 28(1), 122–137. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2120
  • Kerzner, H. (2009). Project Management : A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (Vol. 10th ed). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=270802
  • Kerzner, H. (2017). Project Management : A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (Vol. Twelfth edition). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1472845
  • Kutsch, E., Hall, M., & Turner, N. (2015). Project Resilience : The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1056146
  • MITRIŢA, M., GEORGESCU, R., & ANTONESCU, G. (2017). Best Practices in Creating Better Public Policy - Examples from Emerging Countries. Managerial Challenges of the Contemporary Society, 10(1), 112–115. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=128134900
  • Mroz, K. (2015). The Importance of an Effective Project Management Approach to EU Projects. PM World Journal, 4(8), 1–10. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=108873596
  • The Effect of Organizational Culture, Personality, Teamwork, Procedural Justice, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior on Job Tomori Pertamina North Sulawesi. (2019). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.4F2B5726
  • The Oxford handbook of French politics / edited by Robert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman, and Amy G. Mazur. (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.491423535

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • West, M. A., & Work Foundation. (2012). Effective Teamwork : Practical Lessons From Organizational Research (Vol. 3rd ed). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=421917