Public Policy and Sustainability
This course aims to develop students’ knowledge about Sustainability from historical and contemporary perspectives. The students get opportunities to analyze and identify sustainability dilemmas and understand current and future dynamics for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective on trends and hot topics on the global agenda. This approach aims to inspire students to reflect critically upon complex topics related to the broader discourse on sustainable development as a concept in research, policy discourses, policy documents, and educational practice. Last, the course aims to improve the students’ specialized knowledge about Sustainability in their research field.
Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
- Povertà zero
- Fame zero
- Salute e benessere
- Istruzione di qualità
- Uguaglianza di genere
- Acqua pulita e igiene
- Energia pulita e accessibile
- Lavoro dignitoso e crescita economica
- Industria, innovazione e infrastrutture
- Ridurre le disuguaglianze
- Città e comunità sostenibili
- Consumo e produzione responsabili
- Agire per il clima
- La vita sott'acqua
- La vita sulla terra
- Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti
- Partnership per gli obiettivi
Modalità di insegnamento
The course is given through 7 lessons (1 online in asynchronous mode) of 4 hours with the participation (in presence or online) of international guest speakers from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA): Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), UN Global Compact – Network Italia and Switzerland, and pracademics organization such as International Institute of Administrative Science (IIAS) and African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) as well as Swiss federal and cantonal speakers. During the class sessions, case studies analysis and group activities will also occur regularly; students are encouraged to engage with the guest speakers to ask and present their opinions on particular issues. Class participation is essential to develop a comprehensive overview of the course’s contents.
The final evaluation will be determined: 10% Class participation, 20% Class presentation (group activity), and 70% Final individual paper.
Course material (slides, video, and readings) is available on the e-learning platform.