2226 Research Seminar in Public and Social Policy
Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schneider
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
03.09.2019 bis 01.10.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nur im WS angeboten.
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 08.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30 D4.0.047
Donnerstag 10.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30 TC.5.28
Dienstag 15.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30 D4.0.047
Donnerstag 17.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30 TC.5.28
Dienstag 22.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30 D4.0.047
Dienstag 19.11.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.5.18
Dienstag 26.11.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.5.18
Dienstag 03.12.2019 16:00 - 18:00 TC.4.28
Mittwoch 04.12.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.4.28
Dienstag 10.12.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.3.10
Mittwoch 11.12.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.038

Inhalte der LV

The course aims at presenting and discussing main theoretical and methodological issues in public and social policy research. Participants in this course will discuss core texts on policy analysis, evidence-based policy-making, methods for policy evaluation and policy implementation (based on classical texts or recent contributions in these research areas). Building on this body of literature participants will identify and discuss policy problems, respective policy design options, and policy evaluations in selected policy areas.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

Building on the study of selected theories and methodological approaches in public and social policy research, participants will

  • deepen their understanding of different disciplinary approaches to investigating public and social policy,
  • become proficient at using step-by-step strategies in identifying and presenting public and social policy problems
  • improve their capacities in conducting research on the effectiveness and efficiency of public and social policy
  • learn how to present a research project / academic paper in the field of social policy research,
  • acquire the capacity to critically engage with academic material presented in written or oral ways.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

You can miss a maximum of 4 hours (or two 2-hour-units) during the whole semester. Ideally you don’t miss any classes.


  • lectures
  • presentations & discussions
  • group-work
  • case-studies

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Grading is based on

  • active participation, feedback to other colleagues’research (10%)
  • group presentation of a policy problem applying a policy analysis framework (30%)
  • presentation and critical reflection of a (published) policy evaluation(30%)
  • written paper & paper review (30%)

Specifics of the assignments (and expectations) depend on whether you pick this course as a Research Seminar I-IV, as " "Dissertationsrelevante Theorien und Literatur-Review" or as a course in "Theorien des Feldes".


1 Autor/in: Parkhurst, Justin

The Politics of Evidence. From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence.

Verlag: Routledge
Jahr: 2017
2 Autor/in: Greve, Bent (ed.)
Titel: Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation 

Verlag: Edward Elgar. Cheltenham UK, Nothhampton MA USA
Jahr: 2017
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
3 Autor/in: Weimer, D. L. & Vining, A. R.

Policy Analysis. Concepts and Practice.

E-book accessible:

Verlag: Routledge
Auflage: sixth edition
Anmerkungen: Chapter 15 (and potentially Chap.10) as background reading for policy analysis exercise.
Jahr: 2017
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
4 Autor/in: Smith, Kevin B./ Larimer, Christopher W.

The Public Policy Theory Primer

Verlag: Routledge, Taylot & Francis group
Auflage: 3rd. edition
Anmerkungen: full online access (e-book 15 May 2018) via WU library
Jahr: 2017
Prüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 08.10.2019