Branko Radulović

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The paper presents research on the content of postgraduate programs in the field of public policy at leading European universities. Based on previous research, more than 80 courses are classified in four areas: economic analysis, research methods, public administration, and public policy, in order to obtain a typical master program in public policy analysis. The programs mostly emphasize research methods and public policy theory and application with somewhat lower presence of economic analysis and public management. The results of the research can be used for the purpose of formulating new postgraduate programs at universities in Serbia.


public policy, curriculum, research methods

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