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Administration publique

English title Public administration
Applicant Pasquier Martial
Number 119453
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution Swiss Graduate School of Public Administrati Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public University of Lausanne
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.10.2008 - 31.12.2011
Approved amount 338'039.70
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All Disciplines (2)

Political science

Keywords (3)

public administration; public governance; administrative sciences

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the Universities of Bern, Lausanne and Lugano have developed a training and academic research network in public administration ( As part of this collaboration, these institutions have developed a doctoral programme (ProDoc in Public Administration) and a related research programme. The doctoral programme is based on five mandatory axes, valued through ECTS credits (total of 30). The first includes mandatory courses on public administration. Courses offered in the frame of the second axis provide methodological and technical knowledge necessary for doctoral research. These courses are compulsory and can be taken either as part of the ProDoc programme or through similar means. The third axis is based on specific courses related to the research modules. These courses can be attended either in external programmes or are organized within the ProDoc research modules. As part of the fourth axis, candidates need to report on the status of their research in symposiums. The objectives of the fifth axis are active participation in conferences as well as publications in academic journals. Additional training related to complementary skills development is planned but there are no credits attached. In order to ensure the highest possible academic level of participants, candidates must meet two requirements: basic (registered as doctoral student in one of the partner universities, hold a Master’s degree in public administration, and have a preliminary draft dissertation proposal accepted) and additional requirements (pass an interview, have a learning agreement accepted).
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
130443 Partial Fiscal Decentralization 01.10.2010 ProDoc
130648 The Swiss Confederation: A Natural Laboratory for Research on Fiscal and Political Decentralization 01.10.2010 Sinergia
137166 ProDoc in Public Administration 01.01.2012 ProDoc
127512 Do intermunicipality networks really work? Looking for the visibile and invisible predictors of public network performance 01.05.2010 ProDoc