Political analysis and scenario techniques

The Political Analysis and Scenario Techniques course is intended for the training of analysts in the public and private sectors involved in processing information, parameters, and quantitative elements related to the assessment of broad-ranging political and strategic dynamics.

The course provides basic skills on the principles of analysis and the main methodologies used in the fields of political, economic, and strategic analysis, with particular reference to structured techniques and scenario definition.

Political analysis is a complex process aimed at understanding, interpreting, and evaluating political phenomena, including decision-making processes, power dynamics, international relations, and public policies. Methodologies of political analysis vary depending on the objectives, contexts, and theoretical perspectives used.

  1. nstitutional analysis: focuses on the study of political institutions, such as governments, parliaments, courts, political parties, and international organizations. Institutional analysis examines the formal and informal structures of institutions, their decision-making processes, roles, and power relations within them.
  2. Decision-making processes analysis: focuses on studying the processes through which political decisions are made. It includes identifying the actors involved, their interests, sources of influence, constraints, and negotiation dynamics influencing political decisions.
  3. Public policy analysis: focuses on examining public policies, i.e., actions taken by governments to address issues of public interest. Public policy analysis studies the process of policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation, as well as their impacts on societies and economies.
  4. Comparative analysis: this methodology compares and evaluates political systems, institutions, policies, and political dynamics of different countries or regions. Comparative analysis seeks to identify patterns, trends, and variations in political practices and outcomes to better understand differences and similarities between political contexts.
  5. Analysis of democratization and authoritarianism processes: focuses on studying the processes through which political regimes become more democratic or more authoritarian. It includes analyzing the social, economic, cultural, and institutional factors influencing the transition to democracy or the establishment of authoritarian regimes.
  1. Analysis of international relations: focuses on studying relations between states, international organizations, non-state actors, and other global entities. It includes analyzing power dynamics, conflicts, alliances, negotiations, and international cooperation.


Each methodology of political analysis presents advantages and limitations and can be used in combination with others to achieve a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of political phenomena. Furthermore, political analysis often relies on various data sources, including interviews, surveys, official documents, statistical data, and bibliographic sources, to inform its conclusions and recommendations.

The training program is usually organized twice a year and lasts for three months, with the possibility of attendance in person or remotely. Intensive training programs are usually organized during the summer months.

The course is mainly aimed at officials from public and private entities, financial and insurance institutions, industrial groups, and public administration personnel.

Corso Analisi Politica E Di Scenario