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Methods of Analysis and Policy Making I - JSM526
Title: Metody analýzy a tvorby politik I
Guaranteed by: Department of Public and Social Policy (23-KVSP)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/8, MC [HS]
Extent per academic year: 12 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (45)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: combined
Teaching methods: combined
Level: specialized
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Karel Gargulák
Mgr. Markéta Musílková
Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (09.04.2008)
The course introduces students into the basic principles and methods of public policy analysis.
Aim of the course -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (09.04.2008)

On completion of the course, the student should be able:

  • Understand the development and current state of policy analysis.
  • Understand the process of policy analysis and to describe its different phases.
  • Formulate and argue own stance towards the ethical, normative and institutional aspects of policy analysis.
  • Formulate public policy problem in a way it can be effectively dealt with.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (27.10.2019)

See syllabus in Czech.

Literature -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (09.04.2008)

Bardach, Eugene. 2000. A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis. New York, NY: Chatham House Publishers.

Beblavý, M. (Ed.) 2002. Manuál pre tvorbu verejnej politiky. Dostupné na:

Dunn, William N. 2003. Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction, 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Grochowski, Miroslaw, Ben-Gera Michal. 2002. Manual for Advisor: How to Be a Better Policy Advisor? Bratislava: NISPAcee.

Lazareviciute, Ieva. 2003. Manual for Trainers: How to Be a Better Policy Advisor? Bratislava: NISPAcee.

MMR. 2005. Evaluace socioekonomického rozvoje. Metodická příručka. Dostupné na:

MPSV. 2004. Příručka Iniciativy Společenství EQUAL pro Rozvojová partnerství. Dostupné na:

Patton, C.V., Sawicki, D.S. 1993. Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Potůček, M. (Ed.). 2005. Veřejná politika. Praha: SLON.

Potůček, M. (Ed.). 2006. Manuál prognostických metod. Praha: SLON.

Sutcliffe, S. and Court, J. 2006. A Toolkit for Progressive Policymakers in Developing Countries. London: Overseas Development Institute. Dostupné na:

Veselý, A. 2005. Vymezení problému ve veřejné politice. Metody a metodologie strukturace, definice, modelování a formulace problému. Praha: CESES FSV UK. Dostupné na:

Veselý, A., Nekola, M. (Ed.) 2007. Analýza a tvorba veřejných politik. Přístupy, metody a praxe. Praha: SLON. Kapitoly 1-8. celkem cca 230 stran.

Weimer, D.L., Vining, A.R. 2005. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Teaching methods -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (09.04.2008)

Course includes lectures, group and individual exercises and discussions.

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D. (09.04.2008)

1. Introduction to policy analysis

2. Public policy analysis process

3. Public policy problem structuring

Detailed syllabus is available at the course web page.

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