876-0301-00L  Policy-Making in Practice

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersT. Bernauer, D. N. Bresch, T. Schmidt
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for CAS in Technology and Public Policy: Impact Analysis


876-0301-00 GPolicy-Making in Practice46s hrs
07.10.09:15-18:00HG E 23 »
28.10.09:15-17:00HG E 23 »
18.11.09:15-18:00LFW B 2 »
19.11.09:15-18:00LFW B 2 »
20.11.09:15-17:00LFW B 2 »
03.12.09:15-18:00HG E 23 »
04.12.09:15-17:00HG E 23 »
T. Bernauer, D. N. Bresch, T. Schmidt

Catalogue data

AbstractEffective management of risks and uncertainty as well as communication of scientific evidence to stakeholders and policy-makers are essential for successful policy-advice and policy-making. Hence, this module conveys the fundamentals of risk analysis/management and of writing for policy-makers. Besides an academic perspective, it features practitioners working at the technology-policy interface.
ObjectiveRisk Analysis and Risk Management:
Participants understand (1) the role risk and uncertainty play in decision-​ and policy-​making, (2) common approaches to risk management, (3) how to apply methods of quantitative risk analysis, (4) how to communicate risk information clearly and effectively.
Writing for Policy-Makers:
Participants understand (1) particular prerequisites for successful dissemination of scientific results to policy-​makers and the wider public, (2) expectations and needs of different target groups and audiences, (3) how to effectively write policy briefs for stakeholders and policy-​makers.
LiteratureCourse materials can be found on Moodle.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersT. Bernauer, D. N. Bresch, T. Schmidt
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH Technol. & Public Policy: Impact Analysis (876000)

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