Government and Policies

LM62 SCIENCES OF POLITICS

The master’s degree program in Government and Policies represents an innovation in the field of university studies. The program provides specialized training in the sectors of administration, public policy, public management, and new media in their relationship with the political and institutional context. Giving space to non-traditional educational practices, Government and Policies is also aimed at preparing students for the world of work. Specifically, the program emphasizes the acquisition of professional skills and logical abilities that are essential for effective problem solving. The educational process for students, finally, is punctuated by meetings with important representatives of the business community, institutions and politics, and is characterized by an intensive and advanced study of languages.

Our goal is to offer students both theoretic and practical skills that allow them to enter the workforce with ease after graduation. To achieve this, the university provides internship programs and opportunities to come in contact with potential employers during the second year of the master’s degree program. The university also offers Double Degree programs that allow students to spend one year at LUISS and another with a partner university abroad, earning two degrees in two years. The international spirit that characterizes the department is demonstrated through numerous opportunities to study in more than one hundred countries for six months to a year as well as the possibility to study with foreign professors in Rome.

The degree program is divided into an initial core of common courses and then into four distinct majors:

The major in Comunicazione e nuovi media (Communications and New Media) trains students to be able to strategically evaluate and manage the role of media and in general new digital communications technologies in sectors focused on managing political processes of the government and public policies. To this end the major has courses centered around the relationship between political communication and E-government, on deliberative democracy with regard to new technologies and on the interconnection between the languages of politics and new media.

The major in Istituzioni e politiche (Institutions and Policies) provides students with the theoretical and operational skills needed to work in public institutions in the broad sense (local, national and international administrations, as well as lobbyists, political parties, corporate institutional relations, etc.). The program includes specialist courses focused on the decision-making logic that characterizes the elected assemblies, the dynamics of European economic policy, multilevel governance and the ethical rules that should frame the action of public office holders.

A distinctive element of the majors in Politiche pubbliche (Public Policies) in Italian and English is the analysis of empirical data, both from surveys and from official statistics related to the socio-economic variables affected by public policies.

Public policies are a crucial aspect of national life. Social and technological change continuously creates new situations that require the adoption of new or updated policies. The countries that respond best to this challenge acquire an important competitive advantage in global competition between systems and countries. The majors introduce theories and models in the study of public policies and prepare for an interdisciplinary and comparative critical analysis of several specific areas related to the cohesion of the European Union, health, energy and environment as well as social and labor aspects. Particular attention is dedicated to methods of evaluating public policies in terms of goals to achieve, the means to reach them, and the effectiveness of the results related to the goals set.

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Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

L'obiettivo del corso di laurea in Governo e Politiche è formare diverse figure professionali in grado di inserirsi e operare a livelli di vertice nelle istituzioni pubbliche e private, nella progettazione, gestione e valutazione delle politiche pubbliche e nello scenario delineato dal rapporto fra nuovi media e sfera pubblica, portandovi una preparazione solida, completa e aggiornata. L'indirizzo in Comunicazione e nuovi media forma professionisti in grado di operare strategicamente nelle pubbliche amministrazioni locali, nazionali e sovranazionali, e più in generale di collocarsi in un mercato del lavoro caratterizzato da una relazione sempre più marcata fra i nuovi media e l'ambito politico e istituzionale. I laureati possiedono una solida preparazione interdisciplinare di base negli ambiti storico-politico, economico e giuridico, e perfezionano il proprio profilo acquisendo una competenza specifica nel settore dei media grazie agli insegnamenti mirati presenti nell'iter formativo. L'obiettivo dell'indirizzo in Istituzioni e Politiche è preparare laureati capaci di accedere, anche in funzione di solide competenze acquisite nelle materie giuridiche, a ruoli di rilievo nell'ambito delle istituzioni pubbliche. L'offerta formativa che caratterizza il piano di studi è concepita per consentire ai laureati di operare efficacemente negli organi costituzionali, nelle amministrazioni europee, nazionali e locali, nelle autorità indipendenti, e per conto dei diversi soggetti che interagiscono con esse nei settori delle relazioni istituzionali, del lobbying, dei partiti. Gli indirizzi in Politiche Pubbliche (in italiano) e in Public Policies (in inglese) mirano a preparare professionisti in grado di svolgere, assumendo ruoli di rilievo, funzioni specialistiche per conto di pubbliche amministrazioni (istituzioni dell'UE o internazionali, ministeri, autorità indipendenti, regioni, consorzi di comuni) e soggetti privati come i centri di studi e di ricerca, le società di consulenza, le organizzazioni di rappresentanza degli interessi, le aziende. L'iter formativo si rivolge inoltre agli studenti motivati a intraprendere il percorso del libero professionista o in ogni caso dell'esperto incaricato di svolgere valutazioni indipendenti.

COMUNICAZIONE E NUOVI MEDIA

I - Academic year (2016-2017)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M090 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IUS/10 8
M092 HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS M-STO/04 8
SKD ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM SPS/04 6
M208 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR POLICY EVALUATION SECS-S/03 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M093 ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES SPS/07 8
M095 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION LAW IUS/09 6
SCY PUBLIC ECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
M094 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT SECS-P/01 6

II - Academic (2017-2018)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M210 DEMOCRATIC INNOVATION SPS/08 6
M145 OPEN GOVERNMENT SPS/08 6
M100 POLITICS AND NEW MEDIA M-FIL/05 6
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 14
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 8
Total number of credits 120
ISTITUZIONI E POLITICHE

I - Academic year (2016-2017)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M090 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IUS/10 8
M092 HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS M-STO/04 8
SKD ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM SPS/04 6
M208 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR POLICY EVALUATION SECS-S/03 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M093 ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES SPS/07 8
M096 FEDERALISM, INDEPENDENCES AND SUBSIDIARITY IUS/09 6
SCY PUBLIC ECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
M094 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT SECS-P/01 6

II - Academic (2017-2018)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
AH4 EUROPEAN ECONOMIC POLICY SECS-P/01 6
S09 LAW OF ELECTED ASSEMBLIES IUS/09 6
AH3 PUBLIC ETHICS SPS/01 6
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 14
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 8
Total number of credits 120
POLITICHE PUBBLICHE

I - Academic year (2016-2017)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M090 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IUS/10 8
M092 HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS M-STO/04 8
SKD ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM SPS/04 6
M208 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR POLICY EVALUATION SECS-S/03 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M093 ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES SPS/07 8
M097 HEALTH POLICIES SPS/07 6
SCY PUBLIC ECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
M094 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT SECS-P/01 6

II - Academic (2017-2018)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M103 COHESION POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION SPS/04 6
M104 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES SECS-P/02 6
M105 SOCIAL AND LABOUR MARKET POLICIES SPS/12 6
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 14
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 8
Total number of credits 120
PUBLIC POLICIES

I - Academic year (2016-2017)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M146 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IUS/10 8
M147 EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY M-STO/04 8
SKT ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM SPS/04 6
M209 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR POLICY EVALUATION SECS-S/03 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M149 ANALYSIS AND EVALUATIONS OF PUBLIC POLICIES SPS/07 8
M152 HEALTH CARE POLICY SPS/07 6
M150 PUBLIC ECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
M094 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT SECS-P/01 6

II - Academic (2017-2018)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
M154 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY SECS-P/02 6
M151 THE POLICY OF EU STRUCTURAL FUNDS SPS/04 6
M153 WELFARE AND LABOR POLICY SPS/12 6
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 14
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 8
Total number of credits 120