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Subject Course 2: Institutions and Actors (Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics)

Semester
E2021
Subject
International Public Administration and Politics / Politics and Administration / Public Administration
Activitytype
master course
Teaching language
English
Registration

You register for activities through stads selvbetjening during the announced registration period, which you can see on the Study administration homepage.

When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts and overlaps between course and exam time and dates. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programmes, which should not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programmes, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.

Detailed description of content

Knowledge • Knowledge at the highest international standard of political dynamics, institutional structures and decision-making patterns in the European Union and international organisations (such as the UN, the IMF and the European Council). The focus is on the contribution of these institutions to multi-level governance in a globalised world, with particular emphasis on the influence of the European Union on internationalised and Europeanised public administration. • Knowledge of theories that contribute to an understanding of the institutions and decision-making processes in a multi-level context. • Knowledge of the legal and political aspects of decision-making and administration processes in a multi-level context. • Knowledge of the relationship between public and private players and institutions in transnational implementation. • Knowledge of how statistics contribute to illuminating a problem within a policy area.

Skills • Skills to reflect critically on the contributions of various institutions and players to solving problems that transcend borders. • Skills to apply legal and political sources from various levels to the analysis of a concrete policy problem. • Skills to analyse EU policy and law documents and their importance to administration at various levels in the EU Member States. • Skills to find and select from relevant statistical data in different databases in order to illuminate a policy problem in a relevant manner. • Skills to interpret statistical analyses of issues within the subject area of the course.

Competencies • Competency to handle theories of institutions and players within the subject field of IPAP. • Competency to find relevant statistics in different databases in order to illuminate a policy problem. • Competency to apply statistics to issues highlighted in the theoretical part of the course. • Competency to take responsibility for one’s own academic development.

Expected work effort (ects-declaration)

category hours: class teaching 30 hours other (for example student presentations, exercises, peer-review) preparation 195 hours examination 45 hours hours – total 270 total

Course material and reading list

See Moodle

Evaluation- and feedback forms

Continued feedback as part of class discussions

Administration of exams
ISE Studieadministration (ise-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
Kerstin Carlson (carlson@ruc.dk)
ECTS
10
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge at the highest international level of political dynamics, institutional structures and decision-making patterns in the European Union and in international organisations (such as the United Nations, the IMF and the Council of Europe). There will be a focus on the contribution of these institutions to multilevel governance in a globalised world, with a particular focus on the European Union's impact on internationalised and Europeanised public administration.

  • Knowledge of theories that contribute to the understanding of institutions and decision-making in a multi-level context.

  • Knowledge of judicial and political aspects of decision-making and management processes in a multilevel context.

  • Knowledge of the relationship between public and private actors and institutions in transnational implementation.

  • Knowledge of how statistics help to illuminate a problem in a policy area.

  • Reflect critically on the contribution of different institutions and actors to solving cross-border research questions.

  • Apply legal and political sources from different levels to analyse a specific policy problem.

  • Analyse EU policy and law documents and their impact on the administration at different levels in the Member States.

  • Find and select from relevant statistical data in different data banks in order to be able to clarify a policy research question in a relevant way.

  • The ability to interpret statistical analyses of research questions within the field of the subject of the course.

  • Manage theories about institutions and actors in the IPAP subject area.

  • Find relevant statistics in different data banks to illuminate a policy question.

  • Apply statistics to research questions illuminated in the theoretical part of the course

  • Responsibility for own professional development

Overall content

The course consists of three integrated parts.

  • The first sub-element focuses on theoretical understanding of institutional structures and decision-making patterns in a multi-level context and the contribution of these institutions to governance in a globalised world. This element also looks at different forms of governance in the decision-making process and to public and private actors in transnational governance.
  • The second sub-element teaches students to analyse texts produced by different institutions in a multilevel context (e.g. a policy document or an EU directive).
  • The third component makes the students familiar with different data such as the European Social Survey and Eurostat data. In addition, students are trained to apply statistical tests to a policy issue.
Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the exam
Currently no data from curriculum.
Teaching and working methods

The teaching alternates between lectures and exercises. In addition, a whole-day interdisciplinary workshop with the other two courses of the semester is included

Type of activity

Mandatory Course

Form of examination
Individual written take-home assignment given by the lecturer.

The character limit of the assignment is: maximum  31,200 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The duration of the take-home assignment is 4 days and may include weekends and public holidays.


Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U25741
Last changed 14/05/2021

lecture list:

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Friday 10-09-2021 12:15 - 10-09-2021 14:00 in week 36
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 17-09-2021 12:15 - 17-09-2021 14:00 in week 37
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 24-09-2021 12:15 - 24-09-2021 14:00 in week 38
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 01-10-2021 12:15 - 01-10-2021 14:00 in week 39
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 08-10-2021 12:15 - 08-10-2021 14:00 in week 40
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 15-10-2021 12:15 - 15-10-2021 16:00 in week 41
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 22-10-2021 12:15 - 22-10-2021 14:00 in week 42
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 29-10-2021 12:15 - 29-10-2021 14:00 in week 43
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Thursday 04-11-2021 12:15 - 04-11-2021 14:00 in week 44
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Thursday 11-11-2021 12:15 - 11-11-2021 14:00 in week 45
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Thursday 18-11-2021 12:15 - 18-11-2021 14:00 in week 46
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 03-12-2021 12:15 - 03-12-2021 14:00 in week 48
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Thursday 09-12-2021 10:15 - 09-12-2021 12:00 in week 49
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 10-12-2021 12:15 - 10-12-2021 14:00 in week 49
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Friday 17-12-2021 12:15 - 17-12-2021 14:00 in week 50
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics (IPAP)

Monday 24-01-2022 10:00 - Friday 28-01-2022 10:00 in week 04
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics - Exam (IPAP)

Monday 21-02-2022 10:00 - Friday 25-02-2022 10:00 in week 08
Institutions and Actors in International Public Administration and Politics with Advanced methods and skills course on Data Analysis and Statistics - Reexam (IPAP)