Decision support, Policy appraisal, Social science
Excerpt:For the academic year 2012/2013 the the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences (GSSPS) of the University of Milan will assign a total of 27 places, 14 with scholarship and 13 without scholarship.
Excerpt:The IPSA-NUS Summer School on "Research Methods in Social and Political Science" offers intensive training in research methods by an outstanding international faculty. It will take place at the National University of Singapore from 25 June - 6 July, 2012.
Excerpt:The Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and the Centre d’études européennes (CEE) at Sciences Po are looking for an assistant professor with a background in the social sciences and an interest in public policy evaluation. ...
Excerpt:The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University offers the opportunity to pursue a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of arts and social sciences. You receive a coherent program of introductory courses, intensive supervision and frequent discussion with the senior researchers inside and outside the Faculty.
Advanced Course: Decision Support Systems for the Development and Environmental Management of Rural Areas
Excerpt:In this course participants will be introduced to ways in which decisions can be made in a more informed and structured manner as a prelude to more detailed understanding of the components of DSS and their integration and application. ...
Excerpt:The 41st GESIS Spring Seminar will be held from 27 February - 16 March, 2012, on "Topics in Social Science Data Analysis: Causality, Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS and Mplus". ...
Joint Professorship in Social Sciences, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and University of Bremen
Excerpt:The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and the University of Bremen are offering a joint professorship in Social Sciences. Work of the successful candidate should focus on the empirical and theoretical study of small-scale dynamics of social-ecological interactions on the scale of individuals and small societal groups.
Excerpt:On the occasion of awarding the honorary doctorate to Prof.dr. Helga Nowotny, IGS invites you to the symposium Social Science in Context - Thematic and Institutional Perspectives, which will take place 24 November, 2011 in Twente, The Netherlands.
Session on "Evaluation of Transition Policy" at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions in Lund, Sweden
Excerpt:This thematic session on "Evaluation of Transition Policy" aims to reflect on (1) the role of policy evaluation in transitions and (2) requirements and methods for policy evaluation in transitions. Sabine Weiland will give a paper on "Policy appraisal – a contribution to 'better' and more sustainable policies?" ...
ECA Special Report no. 3/2010: Impact Assessments in the EU Institutions - Do They Support Decision-Making?
Excerpt:The European Court of Auditors released a special report on Impact Assessment in the EU institutions and assessed whether the Commission’s IA supported decision-making in the EU. The audit reviewed the periods from 2003 to 2008. It also involved a comparison of the Commission’s IA system with other systems elsewhere.