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Student for a Day: Master Public Administration

Wednesday 13 March 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Join a Public Administration lecture

Are you curious to know what it is like to study Public AdministrationJoin us for a student for a day event on wednesday 13 march 2024 and get acquainted with the Master's programme in Public Administration.

A maximum of 15 students can join the lecture. Click here to register.


12.30 hrs  Start your student for a day, tour of Wijnhaven
13.15 hrs Lecture 'Public Institutions' by Sebastian Diessner and Fabio Bulfone
16.00 hrs  Time for questions

After your registration, you will receive an e-mail with more information a few days before this event starts. When you registered, we expect you to come.

About the course 'Public Institutions'

Institutions are at the center of political life. Political institutions, like government ministries and international organisations, formulate and implement public policies. And the economic policies and welfare state of a country can be understood as policy institutions.

What are institutions, and how are they different from other social phenomena? What effects do institutions have on the behaviour of public officials and other actors? How can institutions help overcome collective action problems? How do institutions change and when do they remain stable? And what are the implications for institutional design and reform? These are key issues in the study of public institutions.

The course will present and discuss different institutional theories that seek to answer these questions. It will apply these theories to the analysis of real-world cases from public administration, such as policies to address climate change or responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, or the relationship between ministers and bureaucrats. It will also discuss the implications of these theories for institutional design and reform to address contemporary societal challenges.


Questions on the Student for a Day - event, on the Public Administration Master- programme or the difference between the specialisations International and European Governance (I&EG), Economics and Governance (E&G) and Public Management and Leadership (PM&L)?

Please contact the Student Ambassadors: Mina Schmidt, Jorden Kent or Laure Aan de Stegge.

Register here for the Student for a Day: Master Public Administration

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