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Winter schools are organized by IPPA with support from IDEX Lyon, PACTE, and Science Po Grenoble. The winter school aimed to provide advice and knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts, methodologies, and QCA to give Ph.D. students and young research scholars the skills to produce the best work possible and excel in their studies. Each Ph.D. student and young scholar will have the opportunity to follow lectures, courses and workshops.

The first edition of the Winterschool took place in Autrans from January 8 to 12, 2018, bringing together 5 internationally renowned research teachers and 47 Ph.D. and young scholars from 5 different continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America). 5 courses were given :

  • The Public Policy Process in Critical Perspective: Comparing Empirical and Deliberative Approaches by Frank Fischer, Rutgers University
  • Historical Institutionalism and Public Policy by Grace Skostad, University of Toronto
  • Understanding, Applying, and Advancing Policy Process Theories by Chris Weible, University of California Davis
  • Learning about Policy learning: concepts, methods and design by Claudio Radaelli, University of Exeter
  • The Political Process of Policymaking by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon

The International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2019 was held from January 7 to 11, 2019. 18 PhD and young scholars from Europe (7), Asia (3), America (3) or Africa (1) were able to take part in the courses and workshops.

  • Ambiguity and Public Policy by Nikolaos Zahariadis, Rhodes College
  • Learning about Policy learning: concepts, methods and design by Claudio Radaelli, University of Exeter
  • The Political Process of Policymaking by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon
  • Historical Institutionalism and Public Policy by Grace Skogstad, University of Toronto
  • The Public Policy Process in Critical Perspective: Comparing Empirical and Deliberative Approaches by Frank Fischer, Rutgers University

For its third edition from January 6 to 10, 2020, the Winterschool moved to Aussois to welcome 30 PhD and young scholars from Europe (15), Asia (9), North America (3), Africa (1), Oceania (1) and South America (1).

  • A world of rules: regulations and its effects by Claudio Radaelli, University of Exeter
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Eva Thomann, University of Konstanz
  • Studying Policy Process with Constructivist, Pragmatic and Qualitative Approaches by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon
  • Politics and Policy Changes by Paolo Graziano, University of Padua
  • Applying the Narrative Policy Framework by Michael Jones, University Of Cincinnati

The fourth edition of the Winter School should have been held from 25 to 29 January 2021. Unfortunately, the health risks linked to the Covid crisis have pushed IPPA and its partners to postpone the event.

Thus, from January 31 to February 4, 2022, the International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps 2022 has been organized in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participants among the 27 PhD and young scholars. 21 were from Europe, 2 from Africa, 2 from North America, 2 from South America, and 1 from Asia.

  • Rethinking the political Decision-making process, by Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po Paris & Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Eva Thomman, University of Konstanz
  • Policy Coordination by Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po Paris
  • The Public Policy Process in Critical Perspective: Comparing Mainstream Policy Science and Deliberative Approaches by Frank Fischer, Rutgers University
  • Studying Policy Process with Constructivist, Pragmatic and Qualitative Approaches by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon

The fifth edition has been renewed for 2023 from 13 to 17 March, in Aussois, France. 20 PhD and young scholars (13 from Europe, 4 from Asia, 2 from America and one from Australia) took part in workshops where they discussed their research projects and received feedback from both their peers and acclaimed scholars of public policy. 2 courses were given by 5 internationally renowned policy scholars:

  • Advising the Policy Process by Marleen Brans, KU Leuven, and David Aubin, Université catholique de Louvain
  • The Public Policy Process in Critical Perspective: Comparing Mainstream Policy Science and Deliberative Approaches by Frank Fischer, Rutgers University
  • Studying Policy Process with Constructivist, Pragmatic and Qualitative Approaches by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon
  • Policy Implementation and Street-level Bureaucracy by Peter Hupe, KU Leuven

The sixth edition took place from January 29th to February 2nd, 2024, in Aussois, France. 34 PhD and young scholars (25 from Europe, 8 from America and one from Oceania) took part in workshops where they discussed their research projects and received feedback from both their peers and international scholars of public policy. 3 courses were given by 4 internationally renowned policy scholars:

  • Understanding the Public Policy Process by Frank Fischer, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Studying Policy Conflicts by Tanya Heikkila, University of Colorado Denver
  • Studying Policy Process with Constructivist, Pragmatic and Qualitative Approaches by Philippe Zittoun, University of Lyon. Course merged with Analyzing Policy Processes in Healthcare course by Patrick Hassenteufel, University of Paris-Saclay.

We also received 3 speakers from PACTE and one from IEPG for morning lectures : 

  • How to conduct a systematic literature reviews? by François Bonnet (PACTE) and Vincent Caby (IEPG) 
  • Collaborative Public Policy by Thierry Delpeuch (PACTE) and Yves Montouroy (PACTE) 

 

The Winter School - Alps edition as been sponsored by
Ce travail a été réalisé grâce au soutien financier du Projet IDEXLYON de l'Université de Lyon dans le cadre du Programme Investissements d'Avenir (ANR-16-IDEX-0005)  

 

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