This doctoral course is open to all PhD students interested in logics of public administration, public policy and public management.
It is part of the Swiss doctoral program “Public Administration” jointly offered by the University of Lausanne, the University of Berne and the Università della Svizzera italiana.
The course is piloted by Prof. Villeneuve of the Università della Svizzera italiana and Prof. Mark Thatcher of the London School of Economics. It will take place on November 17th and 18th in Lugano Switzerland.
While broadening student’s horizons, this course also aims at ‘forcing’ students to actively engage with the texts, to debate their ramifications and implications and to confront other points of view. A PhD program would not be complete without the reading, discussing and debating of the main issues and subject in one’s field of study.
This course has two specific objectives:
Course Format and Preparation
This course is focused on the reading, analyzing, presenting and discussing of some of the most central contributions in the field of Public Administration.
One person will be responsible to present the article and two others will serve as discussants, making critical comments on the text.
Assignment for presenters: