Course plan

Subject
Course load
Teacher
  • Management and Public Organizations

    Analyze and discuss the different theoretical approaches that deal with public organizations, their specificities and ways of operating.

     

    Analyze and discuss the different theoretical approaches that deal with public organizations, their specificities and ways of operating.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Scientific Methodology

    This course seeks to guide students to develop and deepen their skills in qualitative scientific methodology, seeking to contribute to a critical and reflective analysis of the public field.

    This course seeks to guide students to develop and deepen their skills in qualitative scientific methodology, seeking to contribute to a critical and reflective analysis of the public field.

    Carga horária
    30h
    • Marlei Pozzebon

      Marlei Pozzebon

      Title
      Doctor of Business Administration from McGill University, Canada
  • Research Seminar of the line “Government and Civil Society in Subnational Context (GSCCS)”

    Understand through all the steps that involve conducting a research, from choosing the object of writing, through reading reports, theses and lectures of researchers, to inspire the beginning of the works of entering candidates in the master and doctorate GSCCS line.

    Understand through all the steps that involve conducting a research, from choosing the object of writing, through reading reports, theses and lectures of researchers, to inspire the beginning of the works of entering candidates in the master and doctorate GSCCS line.

    Carga horária
    15h
  • Research Seminar of the line State Transformations and Public Policies (TEPP)

    The course aims to develop students' capacity as researchers, encouraging them to understand the challenges contained in all stages of academic production.

    The course aims to develop students' capacity as researchers, encouraging them to understand the challenges contained in all stages of academic production.

    Carga horária
    15h
  • Research Seminars in Public Sector Policy and Economics

    The purpose of the seminars is to create a space for discussion for works in progress with content similar to the interests of the members of the line (teachers and students) as well as external guests who share common research interests. Priority is given to the presentation of external speakers (national and international authors) in order to expose students to other research approaches. The space is also occupied by students to present papers and receive criticism and suggestions.

     

    The purpose of the seminars is to create a space for discussion for works in progress with content similar to the interests of the members of the line (teachers and students) as well as external guests who share common research interests. Priority is given to the presentation of external speakers (national and international authors) in order to expose students to other research approaches. The space is also occupied by students to present papers and receive criticism and suggestions.

     

    Carga horária
    15h
  • Public Policy

    The course aims to build an analytical framework for the study of public policies, discussing issues related to agenda setting, decision making, policy formulation and implementation, and the evaluation process. Public policy theories are presented, highlighting paradigm shifts and the debate between different theoretical approaches. Discussion of specific policies in light of this framework.

     

    The course aims to build an analytical framework for the study of public policies, discussing issues related to agenda setting, decision making, policy formulation and implementation, and the evaluation process. Public policy theories are presented, highlighting paradigm shifts and the debate between different theoretical approaches. Discussion of specific policies in light of this framework.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Political Theory

    The course aims to discuss concepts and central themes of political theory from the reading of classical authors, always seeking to relate this discussion with contemporary issues involving public administration and government. The main currents of contemporary political theory will be presented, showing their limits and possibilities.

     

    The course aims to discuss concepts and central themes of political theory from the reading of classical authors, always seeking to relate this discussion with contemporary issues involving public administration and government. The main currents of contemporary political theory will be presented, showing their limits and possibilities.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
Subject
Course load
Teacher
  • Brazilian Politics

    Based on the academic production on Brazilian politics (not exclusively on political science, but also on related subjects) published mainly in the last four years in the main national journals and in some international ones, it is intended to discuss relevant topics of the national political scenario. With this, we seek to present to students the “state of the art” of current production on contemporary Brazilian politics. It is understood that the discussion will provide students with an articulated understanding of both the leading academic production about politics in Brazil, as well as the political context of the country itself.

     

    Based on the academic production on Brazilian politics (not exclusively on political science, but also on related subjects) published mainly in the last four years in the main national journals and in some international ones, it is intended to discuss relevant topics of the national political scenario. With this, we seek to present to students the “state of the art” of current production on contemporary Brazilian politics. It is understood that the discussion will provide students with an articulated understanding of both the leading academic production about politics in Brazil, as well as the political context of the country itself.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Information Technology & Development

    The relationship between technology and society has been increasingly paradoxical in our century. If on one hand the technological development has brought great advances in the quality of life and productivity in many regions of the world, on the other hand its omnipresence in all spheres of human life and the different levels of penetration in different areas has also been a source of tensions and criticism. Research in ICT - information and communication technologies - point to a positive contribution of these technologies for social development in various areas of activities, such as health, education, employment and many others. The positive effect is mainly through increased access to information and reduction of communication costs. Internet and mobile phones have great potential for improving health and education systems and in fighting regional and social inequalities. However these benefits are not being fully realized for a number of reasons of a different nature, which can be analyzed from different perspectives. In this interdisciplinary course we discuss the different roles that ICT can play to social development. The focus is the Brazilian scenario, but during the course will be extensively discussed examples of other cultures and territories. This theme, which has already been internationally known as ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development), has produced extensive bibliography that will be widely used during the course.

     

    The relationship between technology and society has been increasingly paradoxical in our century. If on one hand the technological development has brought great advances in the quality of life and productivity in many regions of the world, on the other hand its omnipresence in all spheres of human life and the different levels of penetration in different areas has also been a source of tensions and criticism. Research in ICT - information and communication technologies - point to a positive contribution of these technologies for social development in various areas of activities, such as health, education, employment and many others. The positive effect is mainly through increased access to information and reduction of communication costs. Internet and mobile phones have great potential for improving health and education systems and in fighting regional and social inequalities. However these benefits are not being fully realized for a number of reasons of a different nature, which can be analyzed from different perspectives. In this interdisciplinary course we discuss the different roles that ICT can play to social development. The focus is the Brazilian scenario, but during the course will be extensively discussed examples of other cultures and territories. This theme, which has already been internationally known as ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development), has produced extensive bibliography that will be widely used during the course.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Introduction to Political Economy

    In recent years, there has been a rapprochement between economists and political scientists who have come to share substantive interests and methodological approaches. In the first part of the course, students should learn the basic tools that make up the contribution of economics to comparative political science, that is, based on comparisons between countries, states, municipalities, etc. Then, students should begin to apply these tools to the analysis of public policy output as a result of political conflicts.

     

    In recent years, there has been a rapprochement between economists and political scientists who have come to share substantive interests and methodological approaches. In the first part of the course, students should learn the basic tools that make up the contribution of economics to comparative political science, that is, based on comparisons between countries, states, municipalities, etc. Then, students should begin to apply these tools to the analysis of public policy output as a result of political conflicts.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Social / Institutional Vulnerabilities: Brazilian Case Analysis

    Analyze social and institutional vulnerabilities in contemporary Brazil in the light of a minimal definition of vulnerability and focusing on: a) specific vulnerable groups, notably related to police and judicial violence (black, poor, peripheral); and b) as State institutions, within the scope of the three powers, with an emphasis on the legal/political dimension and in the context of the events that occurred in the country between 2013 and today. Finally, it intends to demonstrate an articulation between both focuses.

    Analyze social and institutional vulnerabilities in contemporary Brazil in the light of a minimal definition of vulnerability and focusing on: a) specific vulnerable groups, notably related to police and judicial violence (black, poor, peripheral); and b) as State institutions, within the scope of the three powers, with an emphasis on the legal/political dimension and in the context of the events that occurred in the country between 2013 and today. Finally, it intends to demonstrate an articulation between both focuses.

    Carga horária
    30h
  • State and Capitalism

    The objective of the course is capitalism, capitalist development and its relationship to nation-states and the modern state. At the beginning of each of the two daily classes the teacher will give a lecture on the subject, and then, the first text of compulsory reading will be discussed during the first part of the class, being the second for the second part. Each student should bring their notebook or tablet with the required lecture readings duly noted for class discussion. It will be interesting to plan questions for the teacher at the end of the first part of the class.

    The objective of the course is capitalism, capitalist development and its relationship to nation-states and the modern state. At the beginning of each of the two daily classes the teacher will give a lecture on the subject, and then, the first text of compulsory reading will be discussed during the first part of the class, being the second for the second part. Each student should bring their notebook or tablet with the required lecture readings duly noted for class discussion. It will be interesting to plan questions for the teacher at the end of the first part of the class.

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Public Services Research Agenda: Brazil in Context

    The course presents current topics on the provision of public services - in the context of rising demands and scarce public resources - and the state of the art of academic research on such topics. Brazil will be situated in perspective compared to the OECD countries. The objective of the course is to provide the participant with insights to formulate relevant and useful research questions, establishing clues that favor applied research connected to real problems.

     

    The course presents current topics on the provision of public services - in the context of rising demands and scarce public resources - and the state of the art of academic research on such topics. Brazil will be situated in perspective compared to the OECD countries. The objective of the course is to provide the participant with insights to formulate relevant and useful research questions, establishing clues that favor applied research connected to real problems.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Sustainable Development: concepts and practice

    The course aim to analyze critically the concepts concerning “sustainable development”, and how it is applied to practice. The course will familiarize students with key authors in the sustainable development literature from different perspectives and disciplines, as well as discuss why countries and regions follow different paths in terms of sustainable development. The classes will focus on the debates around sustainable development in the last forty years, particularly post Rio-92.

     

    The course aim to analyze critically the concepts concerning “sustainable development”, and how it is applied to practice. The course will familiarize students with key authors in the sustainable development literature from different perspectives and disciplines, as well as discuss why countries and regions follow different paths in terms of sustainable development. The classes will focus on the debates around sustainable development in the last forty years, particularly post Rio-92.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • The Politics of Regulation

    This course is designed for the students and the instructor to explore together the relevance of regulatory policies in contemporary democracies, its concepts and governance tools and the politics involved in regulating areas such as markets, public goods, and services. We will explore the case of Brazil, but will also compare Brazil to other countries; the course shall also introduce students to the regulation of services and intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization (and its consequences); as well as recent debates on regulation as an alternative social instrument that shift the allocation of welfare costs between actors and institutions.
    Regulation is a broad concept, spanning infrastructure industries to private health insurance to environmental policies, and can be analyzed using normative and positive theories. This course intends to give students an overview of regulatory issues and is by no means exhaustive of the regulatory literature.

     

    This course is designed for the students and the instructor to explore together the relevance of regulatory policies in contemporary democracies, its concepts and governance tools and the politics involved in regulating areas such as markets, public goods, and services. We will explore the case of Brazil, but will also compare Brazil to other countries; the course shall also introduce students to the regulation of services and intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization (and its consequences); as well as recent debates on regulation as an alternative social instrument that shift the allocation of welfare costs between actors and institutions.
    Regulation is a broad concept, spanning infrastructure industries to private health insurance to environmental policies, and can be analyzed using normative and positive theories. This course intends to give students an overview of regulatory issues and is by no means exhaustive of the regulatory literature.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Microeconometrics I

    This course aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts in econometrics and techniques in applied microeconometrics. The discipline prioritizes both theory and applications related to public policy evaluation.

    This course aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts in econometrics and techniques in applied microeconometrics. The discipline prioritizes both theory and applications related to public policy evaluation.

    Carga horária
    30h
    • Rudi Rocha de Castro

      Rudi Rocha

      Title
      Doctor of Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro
  • State, Organized Interests and Public Policy

    The course will be developed based on approaches to political economy and how interest groups and companies articulate around state and government policies. This is an interdisciplinary field of study between political science, economics and public administration that seeks to analyze how political actors organize themselves to influence government decisions and the public policies that result from them. Although there is agreement on the object of study, there are many theories that propose to analyze this process. It seeks to create opportunities for the knowledge of these different approaches as a way of expanding the analytical possibilities of the organized action of interest groups and companies.

    The course will be developed based on approaches to political economy and how interest groups and companies articulate around state and government policies. This is an interdisciplinary field of study between political science, economics and public administration that seeks to analyze how political actors organize themselves to influence government decisions and the public policies that result from them. Although there is agreement on the object of study, there are many theories that propose to analyze this process. It seeks to create opportunities for the knowledge of these different approaches as a way of expanding the analytical possibilities of the organized action of interest groups and companies.

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Federalism and Public Policy

    The course will analyze the relationship between federalism and public policies from three perspectives. The first is conceptual, studying the concept of Federation and its impacts on public policies, whether from a theoretical point of view or from the point of view of comparative international experience. Secondly, the intersection of the federative theme with the construction of a Welfare State in Brazil will be analyzed, starting with the presentation of a broader historical panorama and focusing on the changes that occurred especially since the 1988 Constitution. Finally, some specific governmental sectors will be discussed, such as Education, Health, Social Assistance, Environment, among the main ones, to show how the intergovernmental dynamics is a key piece to understand the functioning and the results of the Brazilian Public Administration.

    The course will analyze the relationship between federalism and public policies from three perspectives. The first is conceptual, studying the concept of Federation and its impacts on public policies, whether from a theoretical point of view or from the point of view of comparative international experience. Secondly, the intersection of the federative theme with the construction of a Welfare State in Brazil will be analyzed, starting with the presentation of a broader historical panorama and focusing on the changes that occurred especially since the 1988 Constitution. Finally, some specific governmental sectors will be discussed, such as Education, Health, Social Assistance, Environment, among the main ones, to show how the intergovernmental dynamics is a key piece to understand the functioning and the results of the Brazilian Public Administration.

    Carga horária
    30h
    • Fernando Luiz Abrucio

      Fernando Luiz Abrucio

      Title
      Doctor of Political Science from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of USP
  • Comparative Policy Topics

    Through the analysis of some of the major institutions, the aim of the course is to advance students' knowledge of the functioning of democratic political institutions in order to increase their understanding of the functioning and consequences of different types of institutions.

     

    Through the analysis of some of the major institutions, the aim of the course is to advance students' knowledge of the functioning of democratic political institutions in order to increase their understanding of the functioning and consequences of different types of institutions.

     

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Public Policy Assessment

    The course aims to train students in the concepts and tools necessary for conducting applied research at a professional level in public policy impact assessment. The course is organized in lectures on theory and quantitative techniques through the solution of cases applied to the evaluation of public policies in Brazil and in the world, and in readings and discussion of empirical academic articles. We will also discuss the stages of an empirical research cycle, from the conception of research projects in public policy evaluation to the academic publication cycle. There will even be opportunities for discussion/mentoring of research/thesis projects.

    The course aims to train students in the concepts and tools necessary for conducting applied research at a professional level in public policy impact assessment. The course is organized in lectures on theory and quantitative techniques through the solution of cases applied to the evaluation of public policies in Brazil and in the world, and in readings and discussion of empirical academic articles. We will also discuss the stages of an empirical research cycle, from the conception of research projects in public policy evaluation to the academic publication cycle. There will even be opportunities for discussion/mentoring of research/thesis projects.

    Carga horária
    30h
    • Rudi Rocha de Castro

      Rudi Rocha

      Title
      Doutor em Economia pela Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
  • Financial Inclusion and Economic Development

    This course aims to understand the nature of local economic development, focusing mainly on the role of microfinance – mainly in microcredit – in financial inclusion, poverty reduction and social inclusion. The specific objective of this course is to familiarize students with microfinance and its main products, such as microcredit, microsavings, microinsurance and non-financial services. How are these products different from classic banking? Why is there a need for microfinance? Let's see that Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) are very diversified organizations that seek a double financial result, which consists of serving low-income people in a financially sustainable way. We will have the opportunity to explore the impact of microfinance through the lens of recent academic literature. Finally, students will learn how to rate and assess the financial and social performance of MFIs.

    This course aims to understand the nature of local economic development, focusing mainly on the role of microfinance – mainly in microcredit – in financial inclusion, poverty reduction and social inclusion. The specific objective of this course is to familiarize students with microfinance and its main products, such as microcredit, microsavings, microinsurance and non-financial services. How are these products different from classic banking? Why is there a need for microfinance? Let's see that Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) are very diversified organizations that seek a double financial result, which consists of serving low-income people in a financially sustainable way. We will have the opportunity to explore the impact of microfinance through the lens of recent academic literature. Finally, students will learn how to rate and assess the financial and social performance of MFIs.

    Carga horária
    30h

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  • Information Technology & Sustainability

    The relationship between technology and sustainability has been increasingly paradoxical in our century. If on one hand the technological development has brought great advances in the quality of life and productivity in many regions of the world, on the other hand its omnipresence in all spheres of human life and the different levels of penetration in different areas has also been a source of tensions and criticism. Recent research in ICT - information and communication technologies - point to a positive contribution of these technologies for sustainable development, in particular its necessary alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, in various areas of activities, such as fighting poverty and inequalities, improving health, education, employment and many other topics. The positive effect is mainly through increased access to information and reduction of communication costs. Internet and mobile phones have great potential for improving health and education systems and in fighting regional and social inequalities, as well as proctecting the environment. However these benefits are not being fully realized for a number of reasons of a different nature, which can be analyzed from different perspectives. In this interdisciplinary course we discuss the different roles that ICT can play to sustainable development. The focus is the Brazilian scenario, but during the course will be extensively discussed examples of other cultures and territories. This theme, which has already been internationally known as ICT for Good (alignment of Information and Communication Technologies with the Sustainable Development Goals), has produced extensive bibliography that will be widely used during the course.

    The relationship between technology and sustainability has been increasingly paradoxical in our century. If on one hand the technological development has brought great advances in the quality of life and productivity in many regions of the world, on the other hand its omnipresence in all spheres of human life and the different levels of penetration in different areas has also been a source of tensions and criticism. Recent research in ICT - information and communication technologies - point to a positive contribution of these technologies for sustainable development, in particular its necessary alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, in various areas of activities, such as fighting poverty and inequalities, improving health, education, employment and many other topics. The positive effect is mainly through increased access to information and reduction of communication costs. Internet and mobile phones have great potential for improving health and education systems and in fighting regional and social inequalities, as well as proctecting the environment. However these benefits are not being fully realized for a number of reasons of a different nature, which can be analyzed from different perspectives. In this interdisciplinary course we discuss the different roles that ICT can play to sustainable development. The focus is the Brazilian scenario, but during the course will be extensively discussed examples of other cultures and territories. This theme, which has already been internationally known as ICT for Good (alignment of Information and Communication Technologies with the Sustainable Development Goals), has produced extensive bibliography that will be widely used during the course.

    Carga horária
    30h
  • Controls and Democracy. The institutions of control over the Brazilian Public Administration
    Carga horária
    30h
Subject
Course load
Teacher
  • General Seminar

    The objective of the seminar is to analyze general trends in the field of public administration and government through seminars, lectures by guest researchers and class discussions.
    • Why do research in public administration and government?
    • What to research in public administration and government?
    • What are the characteristics of successful research in academia and practice?
    • What questions are people in academia and practice currently trying to answer?
    • What are some leading examples of research and research methods in public administration?

    The objective of the seminar is to analyze general trends in the field of public administration and government through seminars, lectures by guest researchers and class discussions.
    • Why do research in public administration and government?
    • What to research in public administration and government?
    • What are the characteristics of successful research in academia and practice?
    • What questions are people in academia and practice currently trying to answer?
    • What are some leading examples of research and research methods in public administration?

    Carga horária
    15h
    • Imagem do Evan Berman

      Evan Berman

      Title
      Ph.D. in Public Policy from the George Washington University

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