1. Introduction: Formation of 6 groups (People's Committee, Peoples' Council, Social Organizations)
- Syllabus 10/2017
- FSPPM (9/2017), HCMC: Development Vision and Institutional Bottlenecks (pdf file)
- Additional reading: Understanding the socio-economic challenges of the locality or industry that participants are interested.
2. Law: Concepts and the Law-Public Policy Relationship
- Phạm Duy Nghĩa 2011, General Law, Chapters 1-2: 9-87
- Libby 2012, Chapter 1, (pdf file)
This course contributes to the standardization of the FSPPM's Program of Master in Public Policy. At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:
- As for knowledge, participants shall be able to assess the legal aspects of a policy option (who is responsible for policy making, what are the procedures for policy discussion and debates, what are the forms of legal documents to express the policies, how the law should be designed to avoid ineffective policy options, how does the law contribute to implementation, adjustment, stopping, termination or replacement of policies?).
- In terms of skills, participants are trained to self-research on laws, seek out policy/law issues, write short policy discussions, negotiate, discuss and make presentation to convince the public about their choice of policy plan.
- In terms of attitude, participants are trained for tolerance, actively working under high pressure and frequency, cooperation and sharing information with colleagues, considering the various interests, caution, and fairness in public policy choices.
Particularly, the course will contribute to the following student's learning outcomes:
- Prepare professional written documents—policy briefs, decision memos, executive summaries, policy analysis reports, legislation, regulations, and press releases.
- Give professional oral public policy presentations—meetings, media events, hearings, citizen forma and conferences.
- Understand the role of law and legislative process in formulating policy.