The future of public policies in the light of Risk Theory

Takamul Center for Studies and Research, in corporation with Hanns Seidel, the German Institute, and The Legal Research and Policy Analysis Laboratory at the Faculty of Law of Marrakech, has organized a National Seminar “The future of public policies in the light of Risk Theory” which was held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2021 In Marrakech.

The opening speech of the organizing committee and the opening of the seminar was headed by Mr. Dean, Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, The Head of Law Division of the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences, Marrakesh, The Director Laboratory of Legal Research and Policy Analysis at the faculty of Law, Marrakesh, representative from Takamul Center for Research and Studies, Representative from Hanns Seidle Foundation.

The first session of the seminar was chaired by Dr. Abdelkarim Haidara Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, fes.

Dr. Mohammed Menchih began the first session, where he mentioned that public policies is now the favorite subject of expertise, and the researcher in political science has become an expert in public policies, which makes him influenced by pressure from private individuals, donors and the media, while the researcher who is not contracted with the private sector Not affected by the above.

Dr. Mohamed Ghali focused on his intervention on “risk theory” as a key word for the new world order, especially in the crisis of approaches adopted in the economic, social and political fields.

He also spoke about the state’s role in managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which was characterized by its suddenness and major power.

Dr. Abdurrahman El madi gave a constitutional reading of the concept of public policy, and the distinction of genral policy from public policy, then he turned to the determinants of the Territorial Policy: Political determinant, Management determinant, Development determinant.

The session ended with the intervention of Dr. Said Boufrioua, In it, he touched on the risks threatening public finances in Morocco, he also speak about the financial aspect of the government’s handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with reference to the delay in the amending Finance Law, which constitutes a breach of Article 66 of the Constitution.

The second day featured two parallel specialized workshops:

Workshop A, was instructed by Dr. Abd Rahman El Madi, the workshop was divided into two parts:

In the first part, he discussed the conceptual framing and historical process of public policies in Morocco, Also, he said that the results of public action and its Impact on the country.

Dr. Abd Rahman evoked other concepts such as: development and governance.

The second part of the workshop included an applied component in which researchers attempted to address the political, managerial and developmental aspects of public policies.

Workshop B, framed by Dr. Mohammed Menchih, considered that the question of understanding public policies required knowledge of the contexts in which it took place, and Confirmed that the nature of the political system it is important to achieving an effective and rational public policy.

Thus, a scholar studying public policies must have a knowledge on a range of topics:

– The nature of the political system;

– Interactions within the political system;

– Political parties.