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Kasemets, Aare

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Job

  • Head of Better Regulation and Internal Security Research Group,
    Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

Personal data

  • Born: November 23, 1963, Pärnu
  • E-mails: aare.kasemets@sisekaitse.ee; aarek@ut.ee 

Education

  • PhD Studies in sociology of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu 2001-07 (e.g. Visiting PhD Student, University of Oxford, 2004-05 - Kristjan Jaak grant).
  • MA in sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu, 2001 (cum laude)
  • BA in journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu, 1995

Career

  • Head of Better Regulation and Security Research Group, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, 2010–current
  • Program Manager (part time), Human Resource Develoment Department, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, 2010-current
  • Head of Better Regulation and RIA Methods Training Programme for civil servants responsible for draft legislation in the ministries, University of Tartu, 2010-2011
  • Vice Director, EuroCollege, 2008 and Head of Better Regulation and Civil Society Programme, University of Tartu, 2008-2010
  • Head of Strategy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, 2006-2008
  • Adviser,  Ministry of the Environment, 2004-2006 
  • Adviser, Chancellery of the Riigikogu, 2003-2004
  • Head of Socio-Economic Information Department, Riigikogu, 1995-2003
  • Adviser, Economic Affairs Committee, Riigikogu, 1993-1995
  • Partner, Chair of Rural Sociology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, 1992-1993

Main areas of research

  • Social Sciences: sociology of law and organisation, especially the institutionalisation of good governance and better regulation principles, e.g. use of social sciences in public policy planning, regulatory impact assessment and civic engagement

Grants and projects

  • Better Regulation: Methods of Impact Assessment and Civic Engagement. Training programme and electronic training tool for civil servants. Financed by the Ministry of the Finance. Head of programme and editor of electronic training tool. University of Tartu, 2009-2011
  • Civil Society Against Corruption: Estonia. Intenational project: The Experience of Civil Society as an Anticorruption Actor in East Central Europe - Rumanian Academic Society (Bucarest) and Hartie School of Governance (Berlin) with help of Soros Foundation (Budapest), 2009-2010
  • PRIMUS project: Applied Interdisciplinary Higher Education Studies and Databases in the Service of Knowldge-based Higher Education Policy and Economy (SA Archimedes, co-financed by European Social Foundation. Head of Project, 2009-2010
  • UNDP project: Socio-demographic Impact Assessment of Draft Legislation, 2004

Professional activity and membership

  • Estonian Accociation of Sociologists, member 1996–current, board member 1998-2001, 2011-current
  • Member, European Association of Sociology, 2000–2004
    The Experience of Civil Society as an Anticorruption Actor in East Central Europe, member of network, 2009–current
  • Member, Estonian Club of Rome, 2001–current
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu Toimetised), 2000-current
  • Expert, Estonian Civic Society Foundation, 2008-2011
  • Member, Council of better regulation programme, Estonian Ministry of the Justice, 2007-2009
  • Estonian correspondent, European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Dokumentation (www.ECPRD.org), 1995-2003

Presentations/papers

  • A. Kasemets. The Quality of Legislation and the Rrole of Impact Assessment. The Quality of Legislation: Estonian Perspectives. Organised by European Commission Legal Drafters, Brussels, 11.10.2005.
  • A. Kasemets. Sociological and Public Opinion Research as Reflection for the Parliament and Civil Society. In: Abstracts. Ageing Societies, New Sociology: The 6th Conference of The European Sociological Association. Stream 9: Political Sociology; Murcia (Spain); 23-26 Sept, 2003. ESA Publications Division, 2003, 536. http://www.um.es/ESA/papers/St9_61.pdf
  • A. Kasemets. Implications of New Public Management Theory in Parliamentary Research Services. In: IFLA Conference Proceedings: Section of Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services; Jerusalem, Israel; August 14-18, 2000 . Jerusalem: IFLA, 2000, No 073-98(WS)-E

Hobbies and community work

  • Literature, Rural Lifestyle/Culture, Human Rights and Civil Society Initiatives

Teaching practice

  • Good Governance and Better Regulation: regulatory impact assessment and civic engagement methods courses for civil servants working in the ministries, 1998-current 
  • The use of Social Sciences in the Policy- and Law-making (introductory lectures in Estonian, BA students and MA students), University of Tartu, 2008-current 

Publications

  • A. Kasemets, A. Talmar and E. Liivik. Parema õigusloome rakendamine Eesti sisejulgeolekupoliitikas (Implementation of Better Regulation Principles in the Internal Security Policy). Riigikogu Toimetised (Journal of Estonian Parliament) 2011, 23, pp. 83-96.
  • A. Kasemets. Lõhe õigusloome normide ja faktide vahel 1998-2009 mõjude hindamise ja kaasamise teabe esitamisel (The Gap between Legal Norms and Social Facts in the Draft Legislation 1998-2009: Knowledge on Impact Assessment and Involvement of Stakeholders). Riigikogu Toimetised 2009, 19, pp. 104-115.
  • A. Kasemets. Keskkonnahoidlike riigihangete prioriteedid ja regulatiivse juhtimise valikud. (Priorities of Green Public Procurement: Challenges of Regulatory Management). Riigikogu Toimetised, 2008, 17, pp. 129-138.
  • B. Michael, A. Kasemets. The Role of Incentive Design in Parliamentarian Anti-Corruption Programmes. The Journal of Legislative Studies 2007, 13, pp. 280-300.
  • K. Staroňová, Z. Kovacsy, A. Kasemets. Comparing Experience of Introducing Impact Assessment Requirement to Draft Legislation in CEE: The Case of Slovakia, Hungary and Estonia. Staroňová, K. et al. (Eds.). Implementation - the Missing Link in Public Administration Reform in Central and Eastern Europe. Bratislava: NISPAcee Publications, 2006, pp. 165-197.
  • A. Kasemets. Teadmistepõhise ning säästva poliitika institutsionaalsed eeldused Eestis (Institutional Preconditions for Knowledge-based and Sustainable Policy). Riigikogu Toimetised, 2006, 14, pp. 152-160.
  • A. Kasemets and M.-L. Liiv. The Use of Socio-legal Information in the Explanatory Memoranda of Draft Acts: a Precondition for Good Governance . G. Janey et al.  (Eds.). Institutional Requirements and Problem Solving in the Public Administrations of the Enlarged European Union and Its Neighbours. Bratislava, Slovakia: NISPAcee Publications 2005, pp. 142-165.
  • R. Lepa, E. Illing, A. Kasemets, Ü. Lepp, E. Kallaste. Kaasamine otsustuste tegemise protsessidesse (Involvement into Policy-making Processes). Tallinn: PRAXIS, 2004.
  • A. Kasemets. Sotsiaalteaduste poliitikas/seadusloomes kasutamise moraalsed ja praktilised aspektid (Use of Social Sciences in the Policy- and law-making: Moral and Practical Aspects). In: Eesti sotsiaalteaduste aastakonverents IV (Annual Conference of Estonian Social Scientist IV). Ed. by R. Vetik. Tallinn University, 2004, pp. 96-98.
  • A. Kasemets. Rakendusuuringute ja analüüside tellimine valitsusasutustes 1999-2001: teel teadmistepõhisema poliitika, õigusloome ja avaliku halduse poole (Ordering of applied studies in the ministries 1999-2001: on way to the more knowledge-based public policy, legislation and administration). Riigikogu Toimetised 2002, 6, pp. 107-117.
  • A. Kasemets. Impact Assessment of Legislation for Parliament and Civil Society: a Comparative Study (22 countries). Kasemets, A. (Ed.) Legal and Regulatory Impact Assessment of Legislation. Proceedings of ECPRD seminar. Tallinn: Riigikogu Kantselei, 2001, pp. 47-104.
  • A. Kasemets. Seaduseelnõude seletuskirjade informatiivsus sotsiaal-majanduslike mõjude, eurointegratsiooni ja osalusdemokraatia valdkonnas (The Informativeness of Draft Laws Explanatory Memoranda in the field of Socio-economic Impacts, EU integration and participatory democracy). Riigikogu Toimetised, 2000, 1, 159-183.
  • A. Kasemets. The Role of Small Parliamentary Information & Research Services in the Political and Social Interaction. A. Kasemets et al (Eds.). Society, Parliament & Legislation. The Role of Socio-Economic Studies and Parliamentary Information and Research Services in Legislation. 1999. Tallinn: Riigikogu Kantselei, pp. 91-125.
  • A. Kasemets. Department of Economic and Social Information and other Research and Information Services to the Estonian Riigikogu. Robinson, W. H.; Gastelum, R. (Eds.). Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services in Central and Eastern Europe. Building More Effective Legislatures. München: Saur, 1998, pp. 83-92.

 Languages

  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Good)
  • Russian (Good)
  • German (Poor)

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