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Course module: 201100076
Deliberative Governance of Knowledge & Innovation
Course infoSchedule
Course module201100076
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. P. Stegmaier
Contactperson for the course
dr. P. Stegmaier
dr. P. Stegmaier
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Deliberation is not only good for policymaking, but also for policy analysis. This course shall provide students with an overview of knowledge of and basic hands-on experience regarding the possibilities and limitations of deliberation as a means of analysing decision-making, especially regarding wicked – and often technological – problems. The aim is to provide a repertoire of interactive, participatory, and deliberative approaches to policy analysis and policy making. The course has the character of a workshop/clinic in which we are experimenting with various approaches along a topic freely chosen by every student (usually the master thesis topic).
Learning objectives: After successful completion of this course the student is able to:
  • Choose methods for policy analysis in accordance to the analytical task at hand;
  • Identify problem-characteristics and choose suiting approaches towards solutions;
  • Use methods for deliberative policy analysis and contributions towards solution;
  • Contribute to practical policy development.
  • Provide an overview of concepts/methods/ideas of interpretive policy analysis in a deliberative context.
  • Provide an overview of concepts/methods/ideas of interpretive policy analysis in a deliberative context.
  • Provide in-depth knowledge of and basic hands-on experience with some methods of policy analysis.

Course description: In this course policy analysis will be considered as 'a process of multidisciplinary inquiry designed to create, critically assess, and communicate information that is useful in understanding and improving policies' (Dunn 2004). Assignments will cover issues related to (technological) innovation and use and production of knowledge.
Spectrum of contents:
  • Researching practices, deliberations, arguments, framings, discourses
  • The CTA/CINA approach: Constructive Technology/Innovation Assessment
  • Doing CTA/CINA
  • The art of co-production
  • Doing co-production
  • Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR)
  • Doing STIR.

Examination: several Q&A assignments (pass/fail) plus one final written assignment (100%) in which you plan a deliberation process for generating strategic intelligence about a wicked policy issue. All assignments need to be completed and/or graded 5,5 of higher to pass the course.
Participating study
Master Public Administration
Participating study
Master Philosophy of Science, Technology and Soc.
Participating study
Master Business Administration
Participating study
Master Civil Engineering and Management
Participating study
Master European Studies
Required materials
Course material
Papers and Articles on specific approaches (Canvas).
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study
Presence dutyYes


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