Summer School - "Research Strategies in Policy Studies"

Turin, June 5-7, 2013  · Milan, June 17-19, 2013.

In scientific inquiry, when accounting for some relevant phenomena, it is the way evidences are collected and organized that decides whether hypotheses and theories can be held true.

The point is especially relevant in policy studies, where the results of analyses often base prescriptions to policy-makers.

This Summer School offers students and young analysts an overview of research strategies relevant to policy studies, with the aim of strengthening their analytic tool-box while increasing their awareness of differences in causal assumptions and designs.

The School is organized in two different cycles, the first in Turin, held at the Centro Einaudi, Via Ponza 4/E (map), and the second in Milan  held at the Graduate School SPS, Via Pace 10 (map). [see programme]


Application and deadline             

The School welcomes applications from any interested major, graduate, or young researcher. Candidates can simply send their CV and a cover letter to  Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. before April 30.

The School however has a structural limit on its enrollment. Preference will be given to candidates with some previous knowledge of policy studies and a clear interest in empirical research.


Admission & Attendance                       

Admissions will be communicated by e-mail before May, 7. Thanks to the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, they are free of charge. The School regrets it is unable to further help admitted candidates with their travel and stay costs.

The School will certify 24 hours of attendance. Candidates interested in such a certificate are kindly required to indicate it when applying.



The ReSPoS School is a project of the NASP-West (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences in North-West Italy) of the Compagnia di San Paolo.

It also thankfully acknowledges the contribution of the Laboratorio di Politica Comparata e Filosofia Pubblica - LPF at the Centro Einaudi, and of the Graduate School in Social & Political Sciences - GS SPS of the Università degli Studi di Milano.

The School has also been endorsed by the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica - SISP, and by the Department of Social and Political Sciences - SPS .



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