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Political Science Ba (A),Policy-Making During Crises in Society, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: SK033G
Subject/Main field: Statsvetenskap
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Social Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 8/31/2015
Version valid from: 9/1/2015


The aim of this course is to give a broad insight to the policy process and the consequences of policy. Indeed this course centers on the policy process in relation to risk and crisis management at the local, national, and international level.

Course objectives

After completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:
• Give and account of the basic elements of the policy process
• Discuss and access components and functions of the policy process
• Identify and critically discuss the policy process in relation to the Swedish risk and crisis contingencies structure.


This course provides a general introduction to the policy process and its components. The policy process is crucial in the understanding of the drivers of policy change and the consequences of this change on the structure of operations. A special focus is placed on Swedish public administration, its structure and function in terms if crisis management.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Course instruction is in the form of lectures and seminars.

Examination form

Assessment is in the form of a written examination, oral examination, or research paper assignments.

Grades for this course are on the Bologna scale: A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. A through E are passing grades; Fx and F are failing grades .

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Boin, Arjen, McConell, Allan, Paul t’Hart
Title: Governing after Crisis: The Politics of Investigation, Accountability and Learning.
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Boin, Arjen, Paul t'Hart, Eric Stern, Bengt Sundelius
Title: The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
Edition: senaste upplagan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Hill, Michael J.
Title: Policyprocessen/ alt. The Public Policy Process
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Liber

Reference literature

Author: Åse, Cecilia
Title: Kris! Perspektiv på Norrmalmstorgsdramat
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Liber.

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