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.

     

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    30h
  • Scientific Methodology

    This course aims to present the basic foundations for the development of research projects in the field of public administration and government. It is an introductory course that provides an overview of scientific methodology, qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as research design and data analysis. In addition, topics such as replicability potential, ethical issues in studies involving human subjects and anonymized (or not) databases, and scientific dissemination will be addressed.

    This course aims to present the basic foundations for the development of research projects in the field of public administration and government. It is an introductory course that provides an overview of scientific methodology, qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as research design and data analysis. In addition, topics such as replicability potential, ethical issues in studies involving human subjects and anonymized (or not) databases, and scientific dissemination will be addressed.

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    30h
  • Research Project*

    This course aims to present the foundations of research design and skills for preparing a research project. It is a mandatory and introductory discipline, which will present an overview of scientific methodologies, starting with epistemology and covering different phases of research design, such as research question and theoretical gaps identification, literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as data collection and analysis. In addition, we will address other topics such as the potential for replicability, ethical issues in quantitative and qualitative methods, databases, and scientific dissemination. 

    This course aims to present the foundations of research design and skills for preparing a research project. It is a mandatory and introductory discipline, which will present an overview of scientific methodologies, starting with epistemology and covering different phases of research design, such as research question and theoretical gaps identification, literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as data collection and analysis. In addition, we will address other topics such as the potential for replicability, ethical issues in quantitative and qualitative methods, databases, and scientific dissemination. 

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    30hh
  • 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.

     

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    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.

     

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    30h
    • Eduardo José Grin

      Title
      Doctor of Public Administration and Government from Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Economy

    The course covers the main fundamentals of microeconomics from its basic subjects (consumer theory and theory of the firm) to more complex issues involving general equilibrium and social well-being. The course focuses on issues that are crucial for students of public administration and government, leaving aside other issues that have less relevance to that particular area. The course goes into externalities in general and public issues in particular. The option to include social welfare is also part of this focus on public policies, given the relevance of this analysis to the area.

     

    The course covers the main fundamentals of microeconomics from its basic subjects (consumer theory and theory of the firm) to more complex issues involving general equilibrium and social well-being. The course focuses on issues that are crucial for students of public administration and government, leaving aside other issues that have less relevance to that particular area. The course goes into externalities in general and public issues in particular. The option to include social welfare is also part of this focus on public policies, given the relevance of this analysis to the area.

     

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    30h
Subject
Course load
Teacher
  • Capitalist and State Development

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

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

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    30h
  • Post-development and Social Innovation

    Development and social innovation today represent two important dimensions in the training of students in public administration. This seminar aims to unite these two themes through a critical and reflective approach that aims to discuss alternatives to 'western' development, including trends such as post-development, buen vivir, approaches anchored in the environmental crisis and indigenous views, post-extractivism, the paradigm of the great transition, the politics of commons and others.

    Development and social innovation today represent two important dimensions in the training of students in public administration. This seminar aims to unite these two themes through a critical and reflective approach that aims to discuss alternatives to 'western' development, including trends such as post-development, buen vivir, approaches anchored in the environmental crisis and indigenous views, post-extractivism, the paradigm of the great transition, the politics of commons and others.

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    30h
    • Marlei Pozzebon

      Marlei Pozzebon

      Title
      Doutora em Administração de Empresas pela Universidade de Mcgill, Canadá
  • Political Economy

    1. Knowledge of the main concepts of political economy.

    2. Identify and understand the main political institutions.

    3. Knowledge of the basic tools used to analyze political institutions.

    4. Introduce students to the main concepts of game theory and strategic behavior.

    5. Allow students to analyze the production of public policies as a solution to distributive conflicts and, therefore, as a political phenomenon.

    1. Knowledge of the main concepts of political economy.

    2. Identify and understand the main political institutions.

    3. Knowledge of the basic tools used to analyze political institutions.

    4. Introduce students to the main concepts of game theory and strategic behavior.

    5. Allow students to analyze the production of public policies as a solution to distributive conflicts and, therefore, as a political phenomenon.

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    30h
  • Theories of Public Administration

    The paradigms of Public Administration; Bureaucracy; Strategic Planning; Theory of Bounded Rationality and Decision Making; Leadership and Motivation in Public Service; New Institutionalism and Resource Dependency Theory; Analysis of Public Organizations Performance; Agency Theory and Stakeholder Theory; New Public Management and New Public Service; Governance in Public Service; Communicative Rationality.

    The paradigms of Public Administration; Bureaucracy; Strategic Planning; Theory of Bounded Rationality and Decision Making; Leadership and Motivation in Public Service; New Institutionalism and Resource Dependency Theory; Analysis of Public Organizations Performance; Agency Theory and Stakeholder Theory; New Public Management and New Public Service; Governance in Public Service; Communicative Rationality.

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    30h
  • Macroeconomics of Development

    Analysis of macroeconomic policy and its relationship with: i) the process of economic development; ii) inflation stability and, iii) income distribution. Emphasis on the role of the main macroeconomic prices (exchange rate, interest rate, profit, wages and inflation) in this process.

    Analysis of macroeconomic policy and its relationship with: i) the process of economic development; ii) inflation stability and, iii) income distribution. Emphasis on the role of the main macroeconomic prices (exchange rate, interest rate, profit, wages and inflation) in this process.

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    30h
    • Nelson Marconi

      Nelson Marconi

      Title
      Doutorado em Economia de Empresas pela Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Advanced International Comparative Public Management

    This course examines advanced, international and comparative experiences of other countries in public management, notably leading and other practices from Asia-Pacific and North America. Couse objectives are to (1) understand how important challenges of public management and policy are addressed in other countries; (2) provide theoretical and research approaches to assist in the comparative study of public management and public policy; and (3) facilitate application of comparative/international experiences to specific settings and contexts (e.g., Brasil).

    This course examines advanced, international and comparative experiences of other countries in public management, notably leading and other practices from Asia-Pacific and North America. Couse objectives are to (1) understand how important challenges of public management and policy are addressed in other countries; (2) provide theoretical and research approaches to assist in the comparative study of public management and public policy; and (3) facilitate application of comparative/international experiences to specific settings and contexts (e.g., Brasil).

    Carga horária
    30h
    • Imagem do Evan Berman

      Evan Berman

      Title
      Ph.D. in Public Policy from the George Washington University
  • Technology and Governments

    The objective is to discuss relevant aspects of public management using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The course covers the adoption, use, and diffusion of information and communication technologies in public management and the provision of services to citizens; digital exclusion; open data transparency and open government; smart cities and smart governance, as well as workshops on article construction.

    The objective is to discuss relevant aspects of public management using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The course covers the adoption, use, and diffusion of information and communication technologies in public management and the provision of services to citizens; digital exclusion; open data transparency and open government; smart cities and smart governance, as well as workshops on article construction.

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    30h
  • Access to Healthcare in the 21st Century - New and Old Models

    The healthcare sector is by definition an interdisciplinary field of action that aims to promote, recover, and above all, maintain the health of a population. To achieve this, the state should develop actions and provide resources, as stipulated in Article 196 of the 1988 Constitution. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals by 2030. These include MDG 3 - Health and Well-being and MDG 10 - Reduction of Inequalities. For the objective of achieving health and well-being, reducing inequalities in living conditions and access to services is essential. It is increasingly important to analyze and intervene in living conditions or health determinants. The use of technology, especially informatics, can be a breakthrough in this regard, although it can also widen the gap between different regions. In Brazil, starting in 2023, there will be a new configuration of the Unified Health System (SUS) due to the COVID pandemic, and access considerations will have to be refocused.

    The healthcare sector is by definition an interdisciplinary field of action that aims to promote, recover, and above all, maintain the health of a population. To achieve this, the state should develop actions and provide resources, as stipulated in Article 196 of the 1988 Constitution. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals by 2030. These include MDG 3 - Health and Well-being and MDG 10 - Reduction of Inequalities. For the objective of achieving health and well-being, reducing inequalities in living conditions and access to services is essential. It is increasingly important to analyze and intervene in living conditions or health determinants. The use of technology, especially informatics, can be a breakthrough in this regard, although it can also widen the gap between different regions. In Brazil, starting in 2023, there will be a new configuration of the Unified Health System (SUS) due to the COVID pandemic, and access considerations will have to be refocused.

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    30h
    • Ana Maria Malik

      Ana Maria Malik

      Title
      Doctor of Preventive Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo
  • Analysis of policy implementation and the role of bureaucracies

    The course aims to introduce students to the literature on public policy implementation and the role of state bureaucracies in implementation. Through an analysis of the main theoretical and analytical models, the course will enable students to develop the ability to analyze policy implementation and understand how bureaucrats act.

    The course aims to introduce students to the literature on public policy implementation and the role of state bureaucracies in implementation. Through an analysis of the main theoretical and analytical models, the course will enable students to develop the ability to analyze policy implementation and understand how bureaucrats act.

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    30h
  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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.

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    30h
    • Rudi Rocha de Castro

      Rudi Rocha

      Title
      Doutor em Economia pela Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
  • 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.

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    30h
  • Controls and Democracy: the controlling institutions over the Brazilian Public Administration.

    The debate on control and democracy is gaining more and more space in Brazil. Initially linked to Law (prioritizing the field of legality) and Administration (in the reflection on efficiency), the connection with democracy gains relevance when political scientists and sociologists begin to research the multiple forms of control and dialogue with institutions and the separation of powers. Seeking to cover this process, we will follow this path:
    1) debate on control and its multiple narratives;
    2) control and democracy;
    3) the institutions of control over the government (our central focus);
    4) expanding the debate: transparency and accountability strengthening controls.

    The debate on control and democracy is gaining more and more space in Brazil. Initially linked to Law (prioritizing the field of legality) and Administration (in the reflection on efficiency), the connection with democracy gains relevance when political scientists and sociologists begin to research the multiple forms of control and dialogue with institutions and the separation of powers. Seeking to cover this process, we will follow this path:
    1) debate on control and its multiple narratives;
    2) control and democracy;
    3) the institutions of control over the government (our central focus);
    4) expanding the debate: transparency and accountability strengthening controls.

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    30h
  • Special Topics in Regulation

    Political institutions are a set of rules, including informal norms or shared expectations that define or coordinate the interaction of agents. This discipline will address the political institutions involved in regulating economic and social sectors. 

    Political institutions are a set of rules, including informal norms or shared expectations that define or coordinate the interaction of agents. This discipline will address the political institutions involved in regulating economic and social sectors. 

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    30h
  • Urban Economy

    In this course, the student will learn the fundamentals of urban economics. Starting with the canonical model of equilibrium between transportation costs and land prices, the student will understand the economic logic behind individual behavior within urban areas and its consequences for cities. Building on this foundation, the course aims to introduce the student to the analysis of urban public policies, real estate markets, and local taxation. Elements of transportation economics and the economics of crime will also be explored in an introductory manner.

    In this course, the student will learn the fundamentals of urban economics. Starting with the canonical model of equilibrium between transportation costs and land prices, the student will understand the economic logic behind individual behavior within urban areas and its consequences for cities. Building on this foundation, the course aims to introduce the student to the analysis of urban public policies, real estate markets, and local taxation. Elements of transportation economics and the economics of crime will also be explored in an introductory manner.

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    30h
    • Ciro Biderman

      Ciro Biderman

      Title
      Doctor of Business Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation
Subject
Course load
Teacher
  • General Seminar I and II

    The objective of the seminar is to analyze general trends in the field of public administration and government through seminars, lectures by invited researchers, and class discussions.

    • Why conduct 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 of the main 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 invited researchers, and class discussions.

    • Why conduct 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 of the main examples of research and research methods in public administration?
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    15h